Category Archives: What’s going on in the VINEYARDS?


A Word on California’s Vintage 2020 and Smoke Exposure
By Christian Ahlmann 17 September 2020 0

You may have noticed that 2020 brought some smoke to the west coast this fall, an almost welcome distraction this year from news of the pandemic, the election and the ...

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2019 harvest scene
2019 Harvest
By Else Ahlmann 2 November 2019 2

PART 1. Maybe you read Christian's 2019 Pre-Harvest blog, where he reflected on things that can go wrong before the grapes make it safely into the fermentation tan ...

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Sauvignon Blanc Grapes in Six Sigma's Lake County Vineyard Ready for Harvest!
2019 Pre-Harvest Reflections (Unfiltered Edition)
By Christian Ahlmann 29 August 2019 2

By Christian Ahlmann Can I level with you for a minute?  Grape farming sometimes scares me to death. In our tasting room, you see tasting notes like: "The ...

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Tempranillo grapes at Six Sigma Ranch
Tempranillo – Vintage 2016
By Else Ahlmann 28 October 2016 1

It is not just a saying that "good wine is made in the vineyard" - even the best winemaker can't make great wine out of mediocre grapes after they leave the vines. So how do ...

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