Our ranch-raised meat is in great demand and is sold exclusively to customers on our Pastured Meat List. Click here to learn about the meat program, or to add your name to the Pastured Meat List to be notified when meat is available. You can also call our office at 707.994.4068, or email email@example.com. (Please note that signing up on the list does not entail any commitment!)
The story of Six Sigma’s pastured meat started with Russell Rustici, a businessman-turned-rancher from whom we bought the land for Six Sigma Ranch. Russell owned the land for 33 years and had up to 400 head of cattle. When he sold the ranch to us in year 2000 and retired close-by in Clearlake, he kept two cows here so he could stay chairman of the Cattlemen’s Association.
Of course, you can’t have two cows all alone, so we bought a couple more to keep them company. Guests at the ranch started asking about the herd and whether we had meat for sale. So, in 2010, we sold three steers by the quarter to friends of the ranch, and the Pastured Meat List was born.
More than 70 head of naturally farmed Black Angus cattle now graze on Six Sigma’s range land. They are owned in part and managed by Bill Davis, a well-known Lake County cattleman. The cattle live here happily roaming and eating what they love most: grass. They also serve as part of our fertilizing system by adding much-needed nutrients to our compost that is then spread in the vineyards.
We sell a selection of beef cuts daily in our tasting room. Click here to learn more.
The story of the lambs that graze our property is intertwined with the winery. We discovered that our wine had more complexity in flavor and aromatics when we farmed the grapes organically. So, we introduced sheep in the vineyards to eliminate the need for synthetic herbicides and fertilizers. Sheep are enthusiastic mowers, and they fertilize in the process. Once again, guests at the ranch started asking for lamb, and the meat was added to the Pastured Meat List.
We sell a selection of lamb cuts once annually in the spring. Click here to learn more.