Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures when, in 1962, Maggie and Harry Wetzel purchased a large portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley’s 19th century namesake. The Wetzels planted grapes and made some wine for friends and family. In 1975 they built a small winery and oldest son Hank Wetzel produced their first wine. The third generation is now active in the winery. The vineyard for this wine lies adjacent to the one owned by Silver Oak!