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The most exciting thing about spring is bud break. Those first tiny leaves and shoots unfurl into the wide blue sky, letting all of us know that another year is here. And while spring has not yet officially arrived, especially for many of you in chillier parts of the US, the vines are oblivious. Bursting into a new season is just what they do, time after time, year after year.
For us here at Bogle, the word of this year is “NEW”! New wines, new experiences, new wine clubs, and new opportunities to connect with you and share our story. We have been working hard behind the scenes and can’t wait to share all of this with you. The vines are pretty excited too!
Warren, Jody, and Ryan Bogle
We are proud to present a new line of wines that pay homage to our heritage with the newest release, TWENTY ACRES.
More than 50 years ago, Warren V. Bogle was looking for a new crop to plant. When his potatoes failed to take hold, a friend suggested winegrapes instead. The Chenin Blanc and Petite Sirah flourished and we now grow more than 12 varietals over 2000 acres in the Delta and surrounding areas.
Twenty Acres features a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, both handcrafted to include small blends of those very first heritage varietals. The Chardonnay has a blend of 15% Chenin Blanc and the Cabernet Sauvignon has a 15% blend of Petite Sirah. This blending enhances the wines, increasing complexity and character.
The label itself is inspired by a picture captured of Chris Bogle teaching his son Warren W. Bogle how to drive the tractor at the age of four.
“As a multi-generational farming family, the value of hard work and respect for the land is something that is instilled in us from the first day we can grab hold of that tractor’s steering wheel,” said Warren W. Bogle.
Our commitment to sustainability is showcased both by using the California Rules Certified Green logo, and the “Sustainably Grown” sash on the label. A screw cap finish is perfect for this wine that was specifically created for restaurants across the country, though there will be limited availability to purchase on our website.
With each case sold of this wine, our family will be donating to the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation to support restaurant employees and their families impacted by COVID-19.
We are proud to release Twenty Acres by Bogle and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.
CLICK HERE to watch a video telling the story of Twenty Acres.
It has been a year since we had to close the tasting room, but we are thrilled to finally be able to announce our reopening plans for later this Spring.
We have been extremely fortunate to see so many of you travel near and far to visit our home in Clarksburg. It has been humbling to watch as the number of visitors to the tasting room has increased every year. However, we have heard from many of you about how the experience has changed, that it had “become a bit too crowded,” that it was “no longer as quiet” as it used to be, that you no longer could “ask questions” with our staff and so on.
We want to let you know, that we have heard you and are going back to our roots to create a unique and personalized experience.
Beginning May 1st, we welcome you back to the Home Ranch, with tastings and picnics offered by reservation only.
Tasting Experiences will be available Thursday through Sunday and will cost $20 per person. Reservations can be made online at boglewinery.com, or by calling 916-744-1092 starting April 15th.
What will it look like?
Groups of up to 6 guests will be guided through an hour and a half experience in which guests will select their own customized flight from our wide range of traditional and limited release wines offerings. (Larger groups are currently not allowed due to COVID regulations.)
What if we want to stay longer?
We’ve been working hard on our grounds, so that there are more spaces to enjoy when you’re finished with your tasting. We encourage you to grab a glass or bottle of wine to linger with, perhaps on our newly appointed Vineyard Patio.
Can we still picnic on the grass?
We know you love to relax and enjoy an afternoon at Bogle, so we have created a special picnic area where guests may reserve a table Thursday through Sunday. You’ll bring your own picnic lunch and we’ll provide the rest: your choice of two bottles from our traditional wine list (or one reserve/limited release), six take away glasses, corkscrew, and a tote bag to take home. This two-and-a-half-hour reservation costs $100 for up to six guests. (Club members- free!)
What if we want to purchase wine, apparel or food?
Our new Wine Shop is ready for retail therapy, no reservation required! Located in what was previously the downstairs tasting room, the Wine Shop will be open daily from 11am to 5pm. You will be able to purchase wine, browse regionally-sourced food and crafts, peruse the newest Bogle apparel, and pick up any wine orders or wine club shipments.
What if I am a club member?
We are so excited to offer members-only days, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, when only club members have the ability to make reservations for our picnic area. Reservations for picnic tables are always FREE for club members (a $100 value!) Club members also receive discounted tasting fees for up to 4 guests and will continue to receive 20% off all wine and merchandise purchases.
We will have more details in the coming weeks about the reopening, especially as COVID-19 restrictions ease and we are potentially allowed to bring back events and other large gatherings at the Home Ranch. For a list of frequently asked questions, please click here!
Our family cannot wait to welcome you back to our Home Ranch and share this new experience. From the natural beauty of the Delta, to the handcrafted wines we are proud to produce, we look forward to sharing this all with you.