Being “sustainable” means we are taking measures to protect the environment for the benefit of all, while still creating the quality wines that you have come to know and love. Sustainable farming entails a list of items, but centers around responsible water use, powering our operations through renewable energy sources and creating biological diverse habitats, to name a few.
Through an audit each year, Bogle meets a variety of benchmarks in the vineyards and winery, allowing us to be certified by a third-party accreditor, the California Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing program.
“When I started looking into the program, I thought ‘This isn’t that much different than what our family has already been doing for generations,’” says Warren Bogle, President and Vineyard Director. “We signed up and made the small changes necessary to ensure we were in full compliance with the program.”
When our family committed ourselves to become certified in 2009, we had no idea how it would drive every decision we would make from that point on.
What does sustainability mean for you?
It means if the bottle of wine you are drinking dons the California Rules seal, 85% of the grapes used to make that wine are certified green.
Several of our wines bearing the seal are already appearing in your local store today, which includes our 2017 Chardonnay. More will follow later this year. Our goal: for every bottle of wine to carry the sustainability seal.
“To be able to have a visible image that showcases our hard work and commitment for doing the right thing in the vineyard is really important to us,” says Warren. “We are so proud to be one of the first to use this seal.”
As it was more than 100 years ago, our family is committed to improving our practices in the winery and in our vineyards so that future generations can enjoy and farm on these very same fields.
Ultimately, that is what sustainability means to us.
Click below for a short look at our commitment to sustainability.