SUMMERTIME is here!! There’s nothing better than cracking open a great bottle of wine and sharing it with friends…on the river, over the campfire, or around the table.
Our family loves this time of year…not only are the grapes getting closer to harvest, but we see so many of you at the Home Ranch. If you haven’t visited us yet, make your plans today for a relaxing Picnic Afternoon or one of our guided Tasting Experiences. And events are back too, so check out our schedule below. When will we see you?
Warren, Jody, and Ryan Bogle
As the country’s longest-running wine judging event, the California State Fair Wine Competition, started in 1854, continues to grow each and every year. With over 1,953 entries from 443 California wineries, there was sure a lot of tasting tasked to the hard-working judges. Volunteering their time, judges sipped and scored wines over the course of three days last month. Once again, Bogle Family wines were among those lauded for their quality.
2021 Bogle Sauvignon Blanc: Double Gold – 99 pts – Best of Class of Appellation
2019 Juggernaut Pinot Noir: Double Gold – 98 pts
2020 Bogle Pinot Noir: Gold – 96 pts
2019 Bogle Petite Sirah: Silver – 93 pts – Best of Class of Appellation
2019 Juggernaut Cabernet: Silver – 91 pts
2019 Bogle Essential Red: Silver – 91 pts
2019 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel: Silver – 91 pts
2021 Bogle Chardonnay: Silver – 88 pts
2021 Bogle Pinot Grigio: Silver – 88 pts
2019 Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon: Bronze – 87 pts
2021 Bogle Rosé: Bronze – 87 pts
2018 Phantom Red: Bronze – 86 pts
Want to try them for yourself? Click here to purchase our wines and have them shipped! If you’d rather, we can also prepare them for pick up in our Wine Shop in Clarksburg, or click here to use our store locator to find a bottle near you!
With the June 21st solstice, summer has officially arrived! And with our light-hearted new wine selections, fun recipes and festive food pairings, we’ve got you covered for all your summer needs!
What’s better than sipping a glass of something chilled and refreshing during the warm summer months? By the pool, at the lake or on the beach, our new Corktails wines are perfect for taking a time out with friends and family. Vacation-ready, these screw cap wines are easy to take along, and whether you enjoy the Cos-Moscato and San-Grigio super-chilled, over ice or in one of our flirty “Corktails” recipes, they will definitely hit the spot! If a vacation isn’t in the cards, these light, easy and ready-when-you-are wines will set the mood for any stay-cation you have planned!
So what are you cooking for your summer holidays? Traditional hamburgers and hot dogs pair well with so many of our wines. (Chili dog and Zinfandel, anyone?) If you are looking for a little something to spice up your summer menu, check out our Essential Red Barbecue sauce. Cooking it low and slow creates the most amazing flavors, perfect to compliment any of your grilled fare. We love the Essential Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions. Let us know what you slather it on…the possibilities are endless!
Other summer dishes can be found here, with a few of our faves being the Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob, Asian Chicken Salad, and when it is too hot to cook, our Shrimp Ceviche!
Cheers to a fantastic summer!
There is something special about the Home Ranch. Located at the site of our original vineyards in Clarksburg, our Home Ranch tells the Bogle Family story.
Planted to winegrapes by Warren V. Bogle in 1968 and the site where our first wines were vinted 10 years later, guests can actually experience that history upon arrival. Grandpa Warren’s 1919 Model T Ford sits sentinel out front, welcoming you. The Chardonnay vines encircling the grounds making everyone feel at home. And if you are lucky, you may get to see Fang the Cat, who wanders by from time to time for a scratch behind the ears.
This summer, our Wine Shop is open daily, 10 am – 5 pm, with a constantly changing selection of hand-crafted décor, wearables, seasonal goods, and, of course, unique wine merchandise. It is the perfect place to browse and find that special gift for the wine lover in your life!
Also this summer, we continue offering our seated Tasting Experiences and Picnic Afternoons on Thursdays through Sundays. Whether you are looking for a quiet, intimate wine tasting or a shady space for a luncheon with friends, we have both! And don’t forget, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are our Wine Club-only days, where club members have access to the grounds and may reserve a Picnic Afternoon free of charge.
It’s just not summer without the Bogle event lineup, and we are so excited to be bringing back our Friday Alfresco series, starting July 1st. Each Friday in July, we will welcome a new local band and food truck, all to benefit a different non-profit organization in our region. This year, we’ve added some special “VIP” ways to enjoy Alfresco, including deck seating and bottle service! Tickets (and more info) are available online now!
Other events we are working on for you this summer include Clarksburg Country Nights with live country music straight from the Music City of Nashville, great wine and food, and a boot-stompin’ good time! And don’t forget about Movie Nights! We’ve got a stellar line-up of classics for you this August, September, and October! Check out our listing of events here!
Come visit us this summer! We’ve got an Adirondack chair and wine glass with your name on it. Fang the Cat may just welcome you as well!