– Warren Bogle
Our family sources grapes from some of the best vineyards across the state. These grapes complement those from our estate vineyards in Clarksburg, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills.
We know that clean, abundant water is what keeps our land fertile and alive and we believe we have a responsibility to keep it that way for our kids and grandkids. With increasing water demand and potential for more drought years, we take pride in the implementation of our water reuse and recycling program. For tank cleaning and barrel washing, we use high-efficiency nozzles and a water recapture and recirculation system. This system means that the water once used to clean one tank or barrel – can now be used up to three more times, thus dramatically stretching those same drops of water out to more barrels and tanks. Once the water is used at least three times, it is then sent out of the winery and filtered to be used for on-site irrigation.
Sustainability in the vineyards. From knowledge passed down from previous generations to implementing new ideas, Bogle Family Vineyards is following some of the most stringent eco-friendly farming practices for winegrapes in the world.
To reduce our energy consumption, we utilize a photovoltaic solar system to power much of our winery. During construction of the winery, we used green building materials that help reduce energy usage. Additionally, we have installed electric vehicle charging stations and operate using the latest energy-efficient equipment in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
Not only do we take sustainability seriously at our winery and in our vineyards, but we believe we have a commitment to reduce our impact on the environment once the wine bottle leaves Clarksburg. In early 2022, we began introducing new, lighter glass bottles that cut packaging weight by 10%.
Without a strong workforce and vibrant surrounding community, we know we would not be able to operate our farm and winery in a sustainable manner. We employ more than 150 people at the Clarksburg winery and Home Ranch tasting room as well as a number of sales staff members located across the country.