With 68 years of combined service at the winery under their collective belts, the Bogle winemaking team may be on to something.
Vice President of Winemaking Eric Aafedt, Winemaker Dana Stemmler, and Director of Winegrowing Chris Smith have spent decades honing the quality of our wines, from the grapes Chris sources in the vineyards, to the single lots Dana tends in the cellar, to the final blends Eric creates for each bottle. This “dream team” leads the way when it comes to handcrafting our wines.
Their dedication shows. After taking home FIVE double gold and gold medals earlier this year at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, as well as earning two 90 point scores for the Petite Sirah and Old Vine Zinfandel, the awards keep rolling in.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine has honored the following wines for their June/July and August issues:
2018 Chardonnay 90 points “Best Buy”
2018 Sauvignon Blanc 88 points “Best Buy”
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 88 points “Best Buy”
2016 Phantom Red 90 points Five of the last six vintages!
2017 Petite Sirah 88 points “Best Buy” 5 years in a row!
As part of the extended Bogle Family, Eric, Dana, and Chris have worked tirelessly to create quality, sustainable wines for all to enjoy. Cheers to the three of them!