VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Six Sigma Ranch and Winery
The Six Sigma Ranch consists of 4,300 acres, a property that dates to 1859 and is currently owned and farmed by Kaj and Else Ahlmann. The Ahlmanns acquired the cattle ranch in 2000. It is located south of Lower Lake in Lake County, California.
The ranch encompasses 40 acres of high-altitude vineyards located between 1,400 and 1,700 feet. The vineyards include Else's Vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon), Christian's Vineyard (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo), Michael's Vineyard (Sauvignon Blanc), and Marianne and Annette's Vineyard (Syrah).
The winemaker is Matt Hughes who learned his winemaking at Wildhurst Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson and Verite Estate.
A tasting room is located in Lower Lake and is open daily. Tours are available.
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