Summer is here…and while we are all still trying to figure out the ever-changing state and local guidelines for where to go and what to do safely, the vines remain happily unaffected by the world around them.
This week, we will see verasion out in the vineyards, when the grape clusters begin to soften and the color starts to appear in red varietals. It is an early sign that harvest is sight. These vines are not affected by social distancing or stay at home orders. They thrive right where they are rooted and will allow our family and staff to create yet another vintage of quality wines.
Wishing everyone well,
Warren, Jody, and Ryan Bogle
These last few months have been trying for everyone. State and local regulations continue to change, and now with recent spikes being seen in California, as well as around the country, it is becoming clear that we are a long way from life as we knew it before COVID-19.
As a family, we have made the decision to keep our tasting room in Clarksburg closed until further notice. This was a very tough decision to make. We miss the tasting room being full of guests sampling our wines, visiting with staff and enjoying a day here on our Delta lawn. But for us, the heath and wellbeing of our customers, our staff, and their families has to come first.
In our search for a silver lining, we find ourselves taking advantage of this time and working to improve the tasting room facility and grounds, including adding more seating and additional spaces for wine tasting. With no guests on site, it is the perfect time for a little construction, right?
These next months will be difficult as regulations continue to change. It will be much like kicking a field goal while the goalposts are moving. What we do know, is that when we reopen the tasting room here at our Home Ranch it will be a much different experience than the one many of you are used to.
In the meantime, if you are missing your favorite Bogle wines, or want to try something new from our Winery Exclusive selections, check out our e-shop online here. We are still offering attractive shipping discounts and curbside pickup.
We can’t wait for the time when our family can welcome you back!
Bold and daring. This attitude was captured and bottled to create what is known as Juggernaut by Bogle. Driven to make a statement by taking a chance, our winemaking team has harnessed the power of nature and created a whole new line of wines.
The Bogle name is synonymous with quality, and throughout the decades our team has explored new vineyards in hopes of uncovering something truly special. Along the journey, we discovered grapes that deserved to be unleashed in a whole new way — thus giving rise to Juggernaut.
It starts in the vineyard.
Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in challenging hillside vineyards. The unique stress placed upon these vines produces lower-than-average yields which lends to intense flavors not found in more hospitable conditions. Vintage after vintage, our Juggernaut Cabernet demonstrates that the unique challenges of farming hillside vineyards are worth the extra effort.
Juggernaut Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is the perfect balance of power and grace. Cold, foggy, damp conditions found in the Russian River Valley would spell disaster for many other varietals, but prove to be the ideal sanctuary for Pinot Noir. These inhospitable conditions allow determined vines to ripen slowly and evenly, maintaining an ideal balance of flavors, aromas, and structure. This balance results in a cool-climate Pinot Noir that is truly special.
Our goal has always been to overdeliver on every bottle of Bogle wine we make; Juggernaut is the result of a bold and daring adventure. Join us on this journey.
Both wines are available at select retailers around the country. Click here to find these wines near you, or click here to purchase online.
Three months ago, we set out to find the best homemade pizza in the USA! Congratulations to Pamela G., winner of our United States of Pizza recipe contest. Her New England Lobster Boil Pizza was voted as the best of the US!
Pamela is a self-taught cook and consummate foodie who has spent decades traveling the globe in search of flavors that inspire creative cuisine. In 2017, Pam took her infatuation with food to the next level, launching a new career as a food and lifestyle blogger. Pam, a wife and mother of two, loves nothing more than spending time in the kitchen reinventing classic dishes or creating new ones.
The idea for the New England Lobster Boil Pizza she created for our contest came to her one night going through old photo albums with her teenage daughter, looking at pictures of beach parties on Block Island, RI with her family when she was the same age! She thought… how awesome would all of those flavors be on a pizza paired with a big glass of Bogle Chardonnay??!!
Click here for Pamela’s award-winning recipe and taste for yourself!