Ahlgren Vineyard

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Ahlgren Vineyard
LocationBoulder Creek, California
AppellationSanta Cruz Mountains AVA
Key peopleDexter & Valerie Ahlgren; owners
VarietalsChardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot noir, Nebbiolo
TastingOpen to the public

Ahlgren Vineyard is a vineyard and winery located in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, in Boulder Creek, California, United States. Founded in 1976 by Dexter and Valerie Ahlgren, they produce 2,500-3,000 cases a year.[1] The winery is located in the cellar of the Ahlgren's home. Ahlgren Vineyard uses hands on, traditional methods of winemaking to create wine varietals including Sémillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Nebbiolo, Pinot noir, and Syrah. Their grapes come from Santa Cruz Mountains, Livermoore Valley, and Monterey. In 2000 Dexter Ahlgren suffered from a stroke, and the couples daughter, Beth Ahlgren, took over as winemaker. Dexter recovered enough to allow him to take part in the winemaking process.[2]


  1. ^ Charles Lewis Sullivan (1 October 1998). A companion to California wine: an encyclopedia of wine and winemaking from the mission period to the present. University of California Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-520-21351-7. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ Rusty Gaffney (2011). "Ahlgren Vineyard". Winery director. PinotFile. Retrieved 24 November 2011.

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