With 13 AVAs to choose from in Sonoma County, it’s hard to distinguish which one is for you. Today, I’d like to shed light on Alexander Valley, located along the Russian River. Wine folk will typically think of this region as one with phenomenal cabernet sauvignon, and they’re right to think so! But the reality of it is, this gem in Sonoma County offers much more than wine when it comes to food, culture, and natural beauty.
Aside from the more than 40 wineries in this area, unique dining experiences can be found in Healdsburg, Cloverdale, and Geyserville. Some popular restaurants in the area are Catelli’s, a family-owned, Italian restaurant, Diavola Pizzeria, and Francis Ford Coppola’s restaurant, Rustic. The food and service at each of these places is top-notch. Other, personal, favorites are Dry Creek Kitchen, and Zin Restaurant, both located in downtown Healdsburg. Using all fresh, local ingredients and offering incredible wine lists are the perks to dining at places like these.
And let’s not forget about the marvelous weather. Alexander Valley’s warm, dry climate allows for long, summer days during which the colors of the valley are at their brightest. During these days, residents as well as its visitors find themselves mesmerized by the views. Geyser Peak, the Mayacamas, and Mount St. Helena surround this valley and create a unique panoramic experience. In this area, some of my favorite activities include biking, fishing, hiking and camping. And with the Russian River so close, it is a truly great opportunity to get to know the outdoors.
All in all, Sonoma County is lucky to have Alexander Valley with all of its beauty. It’s a fantastic place to visit and live. If you’d like to live here, please contact me. I have a home for sale in Alexander Valley that might interest you.