Join us for exclusive, unique experiences in Alexander Valley at 20 participating vineyards and wineries.

Each experience is limited to 24 guests, and you’ll find everything from blending seminars with winemakers to yoga in the vineyard, followed by brunch cooked by the host family. These are not your typical wine country experiences, and Alexander Valley is not your typical wine country.

All ticket holders will attend four experiences total over the course of the weekend. Review all experiences below and select the four you want to attend during checkout. See further instructions at the bottom of this page.

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Did someone say BRUNCH?
Trione

Join us at Trione Winery with a little bocce 101, followed by some friendly competition, tournament – style. Snack on your favorite brunch classics like strawberries and cream, eggs “benedict” and much more while sipping some of Trione’s estate Rose, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The tournament champion will receive bragging rights and a 3 bottle vertical of our beloved Alexander Valley Henry’s Blend. Oh! And not to worry if your partner is on the injured reserve list. A Trione family member will happily sub in.

Morning

Sausage Making Class with Dino Bugica of Diavola Pizzeria
Hawkes

Join us in the vineyard for a sausage making class with Dino Bugica, chef/owner of local favorite Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria. Dino will bring the makings for a trio of pork sausages, each recipe featuring a Hawkes wine. This hands- on demonstration will cover the basics of sausage making, and when they’re complete they’ll be grilled and served with other rustic, local fare and small production Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Saturday Morning

Zia Lena Ravioli Making
Zialena

Zia Lena, “Aunt Lena,” was the great aunt of Mark and Lisa Mazzoni, the fourth generation owners who named the winery for their beloved aunt. Lena was famous in the family for her ravioli. The family is also known for Zinfandel. The Mazzoni Clone is a heritage pre-prohibition Zinfandel clone registered through UC Davis. Come join Lisa Mazzoni and her hospitality staff for a ravioli making session set in the winery’s state of the art winemaking facility. Enjoy Lena’s wonderful ravioli with a flight of estate Mazzoni clone Zinfandels.

Morning & Afternoon

Explore Jordan’s Wine Country Table
Jordan

Guests will enjoy a Champagne reception on the chateau’s terrace, a brief winery tour, and wine tasting under towering oak trees featuring two vintages of Chardonnay with hors d’oeuvre pairings. After a tour of the garden, guests will enjoy two vintages of Cabernet in the chateau dining room with an hors d’oeuvre pairing, artisan cheeses and Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Morning & Afternoon

Sip and Savor the Sustainable Way
Medlock Ames

Taste new release Small Lot Collection wines paired with local artisan cheeses and organic produce from our garden in an intimate setting on our 335-acre mountain vineyard. Sip barrel samples with our winemaker, Ames Morison, and learn more about our sustainable farming methodology.

Morning & Afternoon

Ice Cream Competition
SIMI

Split into groups and choose ingredients from Alexander Valley’s local produce, wine and flavors. Watch as we turn your flavors into ice cream with the aid of a tank of nitrogen! Enjoy a guided tasting as we finish your afternoon treat. Don’t forget, this is a competition! The team that creates the best ice cream walks away with a special prize.

Sunday Morning & Afternoon

Vertical Tasting and Culinary Pairing
Silver Oak Cellars

Join us in our new Alexander Valley home for a historical overview of six vintages of our Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, each paired with culinary creations by Silver Oak chef Dominic Orsini.

Morning & Afternoon

Pizza Making and Wine Experience
Francis Ford Coppola

While sipping on the beautiful wines of Alexander Valley, guests will join our Culinary Chef in learning the art of making pizza. In this hands-on experience, guests will roll fresh pizza dough, carefully select their ingredients (some freshly picked from our Alexander Valley culinary garden), and learn the perfect technique to cooking in a wood-burning oven. While the pizza bubbles in the oven, we will share the connection between the local ingredients in our Neapolitan-style pizzas and the award winning wines of Alexander Valley.

Morning & Afternoon

Cabernet and Chocolate Pairing
Stonestreet

A seated tasting experience featuring a flight of our Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignons paired with locally crafted artisan chocolates.

Afternoon

Spa Day at HANNA Winery with Wine Country Botanicals
HANNA Winery

Join HANNA Winery and Wine Country Botanicals for a luxurious SPA DAY at our Alexander Valley Villa on the Hill. You’ll be greeted with a glass of our world renowned Russian River Sauvignon Blanc, while pampered with gorgeous locally-sourced skin care products and hand treatments. The experience includes a pairing of local artisanal cheeses and a top tier flight of HANNA’s Bordeaux varieties by the pond, with a lovely sample pack of Wine Country Botanicals organic travel sizes to take home.

Morning & Afternoon

An Ode to Tuscany, in Alexander Valley
Trione

Can you picture yourself sipping on an apertivo (Rose spritzer with fresh herb and fruit simple syrup), and snacking on Italian appetizers like panzanella salad and cavatappi pasta with braised beef and more while a handsome young man gives you a quick course in bocce? Or how about some friendly competition, tournament style while enjoying one of Trione’s estate wines? The tournament champion will receive bragging rights and a 3 bottle vertical of our beloved Alexander Valley Henry’s Blend. Oh! And not to worry if your partner is on the injured reserve list. A Trione family member will happily sub in.

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Historic Vineyard Hike
J. Rickards

Owner Jim Rickards will lead an informative vineyard walk through our picturesque Alexander Valley property. Guests will then be served a rustic meal in the vineyard, paired with J. Rickards wines.

Afternoon

Estate Mountain Excursion
Stonestreet

The excursion is a privately guided driving tour of Stonestreet Estate. Enjoy unrivaled views of Alexander Valley as you tour our extensive mountain estate, ranging in elevation from 400 – 2400 ft.

Morning

Vineyard Hike & Wine Flight
Seghesio

Join Seghesio family members Jim and Ned Neumiller, our 4th & 5th generation vineyard managers, as they lead you on an adventure through the 120-year-old vines at our Home Ranch estate, where it all began in 1895. Explore the Zinfandel and Italian varieties on this historic property as you make your way to the top of Rattlesnake Hill. There will be plenty of hydration stops along the way, and your hard work will be rewarded with a flight of four Alexander Valley wines paired with small bites served at a scenic perch overlooking the entire Alexander Valley.

Morning & Afternoon

Yoga in the Vineyard
Hawkes

Start your day with an invigorating all-level vinyasa style yoga class, led by local yoga instructor Molly Vogel, and honor the beauty of the surrounding vineyards. Continue to soak in the view with an indulgent breakfast prepared by Jake Hawkes, including Hawkes Chardonnay and Cabernet.

Sunday Morning

Cornhole Classic & Summer BBQ
White Oak

Hosted by Proprietor Bill Myers, compete in a Cornhole Tournament alongside the White Oak Winemakers on our Vineyard Courtyard. After the tournament, enjoy a summer-inspired BBQ alongside the current lineup of White Oak wines. Winner takes home a Magnum of wine! No experience required.

Afternoon

Hike, Sketch & Sip
Sutro

Join Alice Warnecke Sutro for a tour of our 45-year-old Cab vines and terraced Merlot block and a nature walk through the oaks, including a visit to landmark Chalk Hill and views of the Russian River, Mt. St Helena, and Geyser Peak. This ultimate wine country experience offers a unique chance to visit a historic family owned and operated property since 1911: Warnecke Ranch & Vineyards, home to Sutro Wine Co. Following the light hike, winemaker Eliot Sutro will be on hand to taste the current vintage at local favorite country-chic Jimtown Store. Alice’s special contribution to Experience Alexander Valley will be a limited edition illustrated nature guide to assist in the observation of native species while hiking. We’ll also pause at the overlook for some sketching if you are so inclined! Bring your sketchbooks!

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Cave Tasting with the Winemaker
Robert Young Estate

Hosted by our winemaking team, guests will enjoy the dark serenity of our barrel-aging cave, while tasting a selection of Estate wines paired with complementary small bites. After the tasting, guests will ride along on a site tour of our future hospitality venue, the Scion House.

Morning & Afternoon

Blending Workshop
J. Rickards Winery

Guests will be provided with the components to make a classic Zinfandel blend. Our winemaking team will be on hand to help blend and bottle a wine to take home. Appetizers will be included.

Morning

Marlstone, Alexander Valley’s First Bordeaux Blend
Clos du Bois

Focusing on our flagship wine, Marlstone (the first Bordeaux blend of Sonoma County) join us for a hands-on wine blending experience where you can create your own Bordeaux blend.  We start by tasting each of the five Bordeaux components and then you get to become “winemaker” for the day and blend your own masterpiece.  The experience takes place in our cellar and ends with a special treat in our tasting room.

Morning & Afternoon

Cabernet and the Wetzel Family Estate
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon has always been special at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Join Harry Wetzel high above the winery for a horizontal tasting of our four current releases of Cabernet Sauvignon, including our Single Barrel Selection and a library selection of 1999.

Afternoon

Barrel Making Demonstration
Hawkes

Join master cooper, Jason Butler, for a live barrel making demonstration on the hillside of our estate vineyard. Wine tasting will include Cabernet samples from the barrel and from the bottle, as well as a discussion of barrel aging, and a Q & A with Jason and Jake Hawkes.

Sunday Afternoon

Sensory Experience with Winemaker Diane Wilson
DeLorimier

Join owner and winemaker, Diane Wilson, as she guides you through an in-depth sensory experience. Beginning with a lesson on aromas and finishing with a journey into wine and food pairings you will learn techniques that will aid you in your analysis of wine and further enhance your appreciation of the subtle nuances wine can achieve. This fun and educational event will showcase varietals, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Morning & Afternoon

The Art of the Blend
Rodney Strong

Join our winemaker in the beautiful Alexander Valley, to learn about Bourdeaux varietals and what they each contribute to a final Meritage blend. Then, put your wine knowledge and competitive skills to the test and team up with fellow participants to create your very own signature blend! While enjoying local cheese & charcuterie.

Morning & Afternoon

Merlot Over the Years, A Vertical Tasting
Alexander Valley Vineyards

Experience a vertical tasting of our powerful Merlot – four different vintages: 2006, 2008, and 2010 from Magnums and compare to our current vintage on the historic Wetzel Family Estate patio overlooking the Wetzel family gardens.

Morning

Bordeaux Blending and Breakfast
White Oak

An intimate experience with our vivacious winemaker, Bill Parker, as he explains what each blending component brings to our Alexander Valley Reserve Bordeaux Blend. Each participant will then try to replicate our finished product for a chance to take it home! Enjoy a light breakfast on our scenic courtyard with the winemaker thereafter.

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$200 Per Person

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Questions? Email: info@alexandervalley.org

Experience Alexander Valley Booking Instructions

STEP 1: BROWSE EXPERIENCES

View all possible experiences on this page and decide which you want to attend. You will attend four experiences total over the course of the weekend.

STEP 2: PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/experience-alexander-valley-tickets-38085391431
Click green “TICKETS” button, select quantity, then click “CHECKOUT” button.

STEP 3: SELECT YOUR FOUR EXPERIENCES IN EVENTBRITE CHECKOUT

1) Fill out your registration and other information. The experience selection is available in the dropdown lists at the bottom of the checkout page.
2) Click “PAY NOW” button.


EXPERIENCES SORTED BY MORNING / AFTERNOON AVAILABILITY
Choose two of each – four total.

MORNING EXPERIENCES (CHOOSE TWO):

Alexander Valley Vineyards: Merlot over the Years – a Vertical Tasting
Clos du Bois: Marlstone, Alexander Valley’s First Bordeaux Blend
deLorimier Winery: Sensory Experience with Winemaker Diane Wilson
Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Pizza Making & Wine Experience
HANNA Winery: Spa Day with Wine Country Botanicals
Hawkes Wine: Sausage Making (Saturday AM)
Hawkes Wine:
Yoga in the Vineyard (Sunday AM)
J Rickards: Blending Workshop
Jordan Vineyard & Winery: Explore Jordan’s Wine Country Table
Medlock Ames: Sip and Savor the Sustainable Way
Robert Young Estate Winery: Cave Tasting with the Winemaker
Rodney Strong: The Art of the Blend
Seghesio Family Vineyards: Vineyard Hike & Wine Flight
Silver Oak Cellars: Vertical Tasting and Culinary Pairing
SIMI Winery: Ice cream Competetion (Sunday AM)
Starlite Vineyards: Experience Alexander Valley at Starlite Vineyards
Stonestreet Estate Winery: Stonestreet Estate Mountain Excursion
Sutro: Hike, Sketch & Sip
Trione Vineyards & Winery: Did someone say BRUNCH?
White Oak Vineyards & Winery: Bordeaux Blending & Breakfast
Zialena: ZIA Lena Ravioli Making

AFTERNOON EXPERIENCES (CHOOSE TWO):

Alexander Valley Vineyards: Cabernet and the Wetzel Family Estate
Clos du Bois: Marlstone, Alexander Valley’s First Bordeaux Blend
deLorimier Winery: Sensory Experience with Winemaker Diane Wilson
Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Pizza Making & Wine Experience
HANNA Winery: Spa Day with Wine Country Botanicals
Hawkes Wine:
Barrel Making Demonstration (Sunday PM)
J Rickards: Historical Vineyard Hike
Jordan Vineyard & Winery: Explore Jordan’s Wine Country Table
Medlock Ames: Sip and Savor the Sustainable Way
Robert Young Estate Winery: Cave Tasting with the Winemaker
Rodney Strong: The Art of the Blend
Seghesio Family Vineyards: Vineyard Hike & Wine Flight
Silver Oak Cellars: Vertical Tasting and Culinary Pairing
SIMI Winery: Ice Cream Competition (Sunday PM)
Starlite Vineyards: Experience Alexander Valley at Starlite Vineyards
Stonestreet Estate Winery: Cabernet & Chocolate Pairing
Trione Vineyards & Winery: An Ode to Tuscany, in Alexander Valley
White Oak Vineyards & Winery: Cornhole Classic & Summer BBQ
Zialena: ZIA Lena Ravioli Making


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