The Bogle family have been wine industry pioneers since they took a chance and were the first to plant grapevines in the Sacramento River Delta town of Clarksburg in 1968. After producing grapes for the top names in the industry, the family started bottling their wine under the Bogle label in 1978. Today, Bogle Vineyards sells its wine in all 50 states and nearly 40 countries.
In addition to celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a Vintner in the Golden State, Bogle Vineyards is honored to be a recipient of the 2018 California State Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes a person, family, or institution who are pioneers in the wine industry based on their lifetime contributions to the California wine industry.
“We feel privileged to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, especially as it is our 50th year in the wine business,” says Jody Bogle. “It’s pretty amazing to think it all started with just 20 acres of winegrapes in 1968.”
Bogle Vineyards has also been chosen as a California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Award winner. The Leader Award honors the vineyard that best demonstrates the “3 E’s” of sustainability by excelling in Environmentally sound, socially Equitable and Economically viable practices. The announcement was made March 29 by a coalition of wine associations across California.
“We believe it is our responsibility to ensure our estate vineyards and our partner growers are
implementing the latest sustainability techniques,” says Warren Bogle. “It is vital that we care for the land and resources to ensure future generations can continue to farm as we have.”
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bogle Vineyards, the winery is providing guests complimentary commemorative wine glasses when they purchase an eight-pour tasting flight at the tasting room in Clarksburg. The stemless glasses feature the 50th Anniversary logo that honors Warren V Bogle and his pioneering planting of the winery’s first grapevines in 1968. His signature, taken from a purchase agreement for some of the family’s first acreage, is represented on the logo, as seen above.