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


Pruning Grapevines 101
By Christian Ahlmann 7 February 2015 3

A common conversation in our tasting room starts with, "Why do your grapevines look different than the vines in some other vineyards I have visited?" Or, "How do I prune the g ...

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Harvest Reflections – a Story of Season and Place
By Christian Ahlmann 5 October 2014 2

We finished harvest this year on October 2, beating by a week last year's record-early harvest. We were blessed with an awesome crop, slightly lighter in weight than last yea ...

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Harvest Decisions
By Christian Ahlmann 9 September 2014 0

As I write, the vineyard crew is picking the first batch of Tempranillo for the 2014 harvest. The Sauvignon Blanc is all picked, fermenting happily at the winery. We've also p ...

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Grapes, Birds, and Bears
By Christian Ahlmann 1 August 2014 0

As I write, the winery is gearing up for the earliest harvest in Six Sigma Ranch history. While the grapes are turning purple, proprietor Kaj Ahlmann (who happens to be my fat ...

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