Ahlgren Winery Edit


Dexter and Valerie Ahlgren


Dexter Ahlgren,  Beth Algren


20320 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006


(831) 338-6071

Web Site


Years Active


Annual production

2500-3000 cases



History Edit

Ahlgren made Santa Cruz Mountains wines from Bordeaux varietals grown at Bates Ranch, as well as Chardonnay, Pinot and Syrah from Ventana Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco AVA in Monterey County and Zinfandel and Semillon from the Livermore Valley. They also had a small estate vineyard planted to Pinot Noir.

For several years the Ahlgrens tried to sell the business, but the property's remote location and lack of a running water supply did not attract a buyer, so in 2016 the octogenarian couple decided to close the winery.

Wines Edit

  • Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bates Ranch Cabernet Franc
  • Bates Ranch Merlot
  • Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Tre Vini-Rossi, Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Ventana Vineyard Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • Ventana Vineyard Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • Ventana Vineyard Syrah, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County
  • Semillon, Livermore Valley
  • Zinfandel, Livermore Valley
  • Zinfandel, Central Coast