We’re in the News!
By Else Ahlmann 26 May 2019 0
Flashback to July 2006: "Fine wine is real for the first time in Lake County. In the past, Lake County's impression was that it was cheap or part of a blend." Since this quot ...Read More
The Magic Behind Asbill Valley Sauvignon Blanc
By Christian Ahlmann 11 June 2020 0
We met Sandy's wine-making skills years before we met Sandy himself. His work at Merry Edwards appeared in a blind Sauvignon Blanc tasting at the ranch in 2010, and made a ...Read More
Diamond Hunting at the Ranch
By Christian Ahlmann 9 June 2020 2
I had clearly underestimated the project when our 9-year-old yelled "Mom, Dad, you have to help me get this diamond!" He had his toolbox packed (I should have seen this as a ...Read More
You got married!? Why??
By Else Ahlmann 2 April 2020 5
You got married!? Why?? The year was 1971, two years after the original Woodstock music festival. Themes of the day were flower power, hippies, and “make love not wa ...Read More
How to Grow a Grapevine from Cuttings
By Christian Ahlmann 28 March 2020 0
The plants in the picture were sticks on a dormant grapevine a few weeks ago. Grapes grow like weeds, so they are fun to start from cuttings. In short, you cut a stick from ...Read More