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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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