The answer starts way back in the fields at the beginning of the season, when our wine-growing team begins its assessment of each vineyard block. With 2000 estate acres and nearly 90 grower partners, it is important to know the characteristics of each field and the fruit it will produce. During the growing season, canopy management such as shoot thinning, leaf pulling, and cluster dropping only increases the quality of the grapes for their delivery to the winery.
Upon arrival to the crush pad, each vineyard lot is kept separate, right from the beginning. Each is pressed and vinified individually, then aged in either stainless steel tanks or small oak barrels. Keeping each field lot separate allows the winemakers to determine which may have exceptional qualities or unique characteristics that would benefit from extra barrel age or different vinification methods. The winemaking team can really get creative with these lots. Frequent tastings of these wines while en process allows our winemakers to continue to identify those that stand out and might make a reserve selection or limited release wine. These are often wines made from a single vineyard or a single region, as well as wines that, when blended, showcase some really amazing qualities.
Getting these wines into the right bottle is fun as well. The winemaking and marketing teams work together to create labels and packaging that showcase each limited release or reserve wine. Often these wines are launched in a shipment for our Bogle Wine Club, where members are the first to try the new creation. From there, the wines settle into their new home in our Wine Shop in Clarksburg. Only recently have we been able to offer these wines for sale via our online wine shop at boglewinery.com where folks can enjoy them around the US!
Here at Bogle, we pride ourselves on creating a wide range of wines, all of which overdeliver in quality and value. Our limited-release wines are no exception. To view our current options, click here and Enjoy!