Hank and Linda Wetzel founded the bonded winery at Alexander Valley Vineyards in 1975, almost thirteen years after Hank’s parents purchased “their place in the country”.
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Katie Wetzel Murphy has a special knowledge of Alexander Valley Vineyards that comes from decades of experience on the historic property that her parents purchased in 1962.
Kevin Hall has a unique insight gained from studying winemaking across the globe and his twenty harvests at Alexander Valley Vineyards.
Harry Wetzel, IV grew up with the family business and the office outside his back door.
Over the years, Robert Wetzel has worked in all aspects of the business — from pruning vines in the vineyard, to the long hours of crush, in the cellars, on the bottling lines and handling the details in the office.
John Wetzel is the youngest of AVV visionaries’ Harry and Maggie Wetzel’s four children and he spent the summers of his early years working in the vineyards and bottling some of the first vintages of family wines.
“I like to farm and this property offers both challenges and opportunities.”