Bogle Winery
Bogle Winery: Staff
Bogle Winemakers
Chris Smith
Director of Winegrowing
For over 20 years, Chris Smith has had one priority: bringing in the highest quality wine grapes for our wines. Whether working with our estate vineyards in Clarksburg or our vineyard partners across the state, Chris’ time in each diverse appellation ensures that the fruit has the complexity and character to live up to the Bogle quality standard.
Bogle Winemakers
Eric Aafedt
Director of Winemaking
In Eric Aafedt’s 18 years at Bogle, much has changed. What has not, is the commitment to handcrafting wines of the finest quality and the best value in California. Balancing use of modern equipment and technologies with time-tested traditional methods of winemaking, Eric is proud of each and every bottle that carries the Bogle name.
Bogle Winemakers
Dana Stemmler
Associate Winemaker
Associate winemaker Dana Stemmler’s interest in winemaking was first piqued on a trip to Italy with her aunt in 2000. With a Bachelor of Science degree from UCDavis, Dana joined the Bogle team as lab technician, but quickly took over the lab as enologist. In 2013, Dana was promoted to Associate Winemaker and today continues to champion quality in all the wines Bogle produces.