Grab your girlfriends for a relaxing Wine Country escape to Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. From private tastings to wine slushies, this trip will provide relaxation and fun.
After the character Miles in Sideways spoke disparagingly of Merlot, some Merlot drinkers hid their love of this delicious Bordeaux grape. But many others know better, and stand proud in their love for this noble varietal. We have many stellar Merlots produced along the Wine Road. Here are just a few.
There are five classic Bordeaux varietals—Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot—and all of them are grown and produced in the iconic Alexander Valley.
With restrictions in place requiring wineries to limit their guests, we have updated our Wine Road Tasting Pass.
The participating wineries have all opted to offer one or two benefits to “Pass” holders.
Please note all wineries DO require a reservation, so make sure you have made arrangements to taste, prior to buying your pass (they are not refundable).
Wineries will offer one of the following…
The more you buy, the more you save!
You will need to select the DATE you plan to use your “Pass” when you make your purchase. The pass is only good for ONE DAY.
For the list of offers by winery CLICK HERE
Google MAP to participating wineries – color coded: PURPLE 2 for 1 tasting, BLUE 10% off wine, GREEN free shipping on a case, and RED multiple offers for you to chose from.
Participating Wineries By Location
Alexander Valley Vineyards, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, J. Rickards Winery, Pech Merle Winery, Ramazzotti Wines, Trentadue Winery, Trione Vineyards & Winery
Dry Creek Valley:
Capo Creek Winery, David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery, FRICK, Kokomo Winery, Martorana Family Winery, Mounts Family Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Rued Winery, Saini Vineyards, The Pour House, West Wines
Russian River Valley:
ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards, Bricoleur Vineyards, Char Vale Winery, Carol Shelton Wines, DeLoach Vineyards, due Ruscelli, Gary Farrell Winery, Hook & Ladder Winery, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Moshin Vineyards, Sunce Winery, Thomas George Estates, Viszlay Vineyards, Woodenhead Winery
Healdsburg – In Town
G.C. Lurton Vineyard Tasting Room, Selby Winery, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Stephen & Walker Winery, Williamson Wines
Windsor – In Town
Baldassari Wines, Colagrossi Wines, Mengler Family Wines, Zouzounis Wines
Thank you to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors – District 5 – for supporting this program
Sales are FINAL and non-refundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who do not use their Tasting Pass.
The Tasting Pass is valid only on the date the buyer selected when purchased, and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates.
Expansive vineyard vistas framed with mountains to the East and the Russian River to the West draw you into a captivating landscape. Your shoulders drop and your breathing slows as the surrounding beauty consumes your senses. Welcome to Alexander Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king.
With similar terroir as the Bordeaux region in France, Alexander Valley produces not just Cabernet and Chardonnay, but all the classic Bordeaux varieties—Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, plus a host of other non-Bordeaux varieties.
This historic valley was once part of a Mexican land grant and has a long history of agriculture. Some of the older structures and original family ranches still dot the valley, but today the main attractions are the many renowned wineries. You’ll discover wineries spaced throughout the main roads with a few off the beaten path, and well worth the drive down a country lane.
Vineyard Acres: 14,449
Number of wineries: 43
Tasting rooms in AVA that are WineRoad members: 27
AVA Established in: 1984
Key varietals produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet France, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot