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Membership Benefits

CABERNET ACADEMY
TBD for 2021. This two-and-a-half-day excursion immerses 30 sommeliers and wine buyers into the distinctive characteristics of Alexander Valley Cabernet. Master Sommelier Fred Dame leads the guests through educational seminars, along with Alexander Valley winemakers, enologists, wine educators, and multi-generational farmers.

EXPERIENCE ALEXANDER VALLEY
TBD for 2021. A two-day festival of intimate, exclusive experiences hosted by the wineries, targeting a very desirable wine-drinking demographic to Alexander Valley. Experience Alexander Valley will be listed on event calendars throughout Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area. Local promotions include printed postcards in dozens of hotels and tasting rooms, and extensive social media advertising.

ACCESS ALEXANDER VALLEY
TBD for 2021. Access Alexander Valley will be a Grand Tasting of Alexander Valley wines held outside at Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Tickets will include an evening of wine, entertainment, and food showcasing the best of the best of Alexander Valley and introducing the public to our world-class wines and beautiful landscape.

MEMBERSHIP SIGNAGE
Alexander Valley Winegrowers provides uniform signage for our winegrowers, covers a portion of the costs for directional signage for our wineries, and the maintenance and repair of signs for both wineries and winegrowers.

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) MEETINGS
An opportunity for growers to discuss and share winegrowing strategies. Each meeting will have speakers covering a variety of topics such as pest control, farming practices & compliance. Brown bag meet-ups are held immediately following the IPM meetings at Hoot Owl Creek. Continuing Education units are available at the monthly meetings in May, June & July. 2021 Dates TBD.

SOCIAL GATHERINGS
Alexander Valley Winegrowers hosts social events to network and meet your Alexander Valley neighbors, including:
—- AVWG Annual Meeting including a Harvest Recap & Holiday Celebration- Dates TBD
—- AVWG Summer Member BBQ – Dated TBD

WINE BUYER DISCOUNT CARD
Your discount card is included in your welcome packet, along with a list of Alexander Valley Winegrower association members honoring a special discounted rate to our membership on wine purchases.

ANNUAL PRUNING CONTEST
Our annual Pruning Contest event showcases the talented people who work in Alexander Valley’s vineyards. Alexander Valley is the ONLY AVA in Sonoma County to hold its own pruning contest. Dated TBD