At Beau Wine Tours, our experienced and professional team have the experience to create a custom wine tour that will deepen your love for Northern California’s wine country. And when it comes to Sonoma, we have been into every winery on every hill and in every valley from the San Pablo Bay and up to Mendocino. The Alexander Valley is at the northern end of the Sonoma Valley and is further inland and therefore warmer than other parts of Sonoma closer to bodies of water. Well known for warmer weather grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, the Alexander Valley is an in demand location for wine tastings that must include some of California’s most iconic grapes.
In 1840, Cyrus Alexander arrived in what we now call the Alexander Valley. He was granted nearly 50,000 acres by the Mexican government, and was the first person to grow grapes here. The Alexander Valley Winegrowers can help you out with more information on this undiscovered gem for wine tasting and tours.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes
Geyserville, CA 95441
Francis Ford Coppola has long been considered a visionary for arts and entertainment, but he also has a deep love and working passion for wine. His stunning winery in northern Sonoma harkens to some of his favorite memories of ‘wonderland’s’ such as Coney Island, Luna Park, Steeplechase Park and Palisades Park. He wanted his winery to be a place for families to gather and enjoy wines and foods together as a family, where there are things for the kids to do as well. Besides offering his broad portfolio of wines produced in nearly every style, you can experience swimming at the luxurious pool, music, dancing, games, farmer’s markets and entertainment of all kinds.
Although it is dedicated to pleasure, Francis and his wife Eleanor have always strongly supported sustainability. This desire comes from their commitment to preserve the land for future generations of wine lovers. From inside the tasting room to out in the vineyards, this power couple ensures environmental responsibility at every level. They have been making wine in a way that minimizes impact for 40 years, all the while making memories that last a lifetime at their stunning Sonoma winery.
1474 Alexander Valley Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Alexander Valley’s Jordan Winery is a standout Cabernet Sauvignon producer that is considered amongst the best in the world, not just California. They maintain a sharp focus on every detail of winemaking to ensure that their wines result in pristine bottlings that are classic and timeless. The thoughtful blends honor the subtleties of old world wine production while showing the appeal of new world flavor. The Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon might be what they are most well-known for, and the Russian River Chardonnay has a huge following as well. The wines produced here are fine-tuned year after year, and with all this experience chefs, sommeliers and everyday wine tasters are drawn to the wine again and again.
Seghesio Family Vineyards
700 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Seghesio family has been operating in and around the Alexander Valley since 1895. An Italian immigrant named Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard on what is still the Home Ranch Vineyard. He and his wife were so dedicated, they even made it as one of the few wineries to survive Prohibition! Afterward, they became one of the key suppliers to supply grapes and wine to larger bulk California producers. But now in it’s fifth generation of family operations, the modern era for Seghesio family has brought with it a commitment to quality driven Zinfandels. Many members of the family now work at this historic winery, and have made Seghesio Family Vineyards one of the top producers in the Alexander Valley.
Sonoma County is a place you can go wine tasting over and over again. There are so many diverse pieces over such a large area, a wine tour really is only limited by time and space. But with Beau Wine Tours, we can introduce you to some magical places like the Alexander Valley. With so many restaurants, wineries and cute towns, allow us to build a day long excursion that can make a wine lover out of anyone.
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