When you are farming, “summertime” isn’t synonymous with “vacation time.” In fact, the months of July and August are the busiest we have in the vineyards. Warm summer days and cool Delta evenings create the perfect growing conditions for our Chardonnay, Merlot, and other grape varieties we have here in Clarksburg, as well as our other vineyards in Northern California.
For 50 summers, we’ve watched the vines mature and flourish. Tending them during these months means careful watch over flavor development, sugar content, and ripeness, all while counting down to the harvest! Another year—a BIG year—under our belts!
The Bogle Family & Staff
PARTNERING WITH AMERICAN RIVERS
Growing up on the farm in Clarksburg, summers were one of our favorite times of the year. When we weren’t helping our parents in the fields, we’d spend our days around the Sacramento River building forts, tossing dirt clods at each other, and occasionally commandeering the local rowboat to paddle up and down Elk Slough.
It is the rivers and these adventures that helped shape why we, as third generation winegrowers, operate a sustainability-focused winery today.
We take sustainable winegrowing seriously as we know that what we do in the fields has an impact on the environment around us. By not taking great care of the land and the river, we are in danger of losing our greatest assets.
To help ensure these natural beauties remain as they are, we are partnering with American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization.
The partnership aims to bring attention to how we can all help preserve rivers and waterways around the US. With a donation from our summer wine sales to American Rivers, we hope to be able to effect real change and ensure the sustainability of our country’s national resources.
There is also a great opportunity for you to win a guided backpacking trip for two at Yellowstone’s Shoshone Geyser Basin.
Grand Prize Includes:
- 4-day, 3-night guided backpacking trip for 2 to Yellowstone’s Shoshone Geyser Basin
- Roundtrip Airfare
- $500 gift card for travel incidentals
- Branded Bogle gear including camping chairs, lantern, mugs, and t-shirts
The contest runs through August 31st.
To learn more, visit:
We hope you enjoy your summer and get out and enjoy a greater outdoors!
BOGLE AT 50 YEARS: REFLECTIONS
Marshall Madrigal, Janitorial Manager
Years at Bogle: (nearly) 20
In a few months, I will have been employed at Bogle Vineyards for 20 years, and from day one it felt like family working here. I’ve learned many skills like how to plant a tree. The very first tree I planted was a redwood tree. Patty Bogle showed me how and I remember that day was very hot. We went to water it and Patty Bogle soaked me with the hose.
I’m so proud to say that years ago, when the tasting room was being built, I helped work on the doors. Those doors are still here today, and people walk through them when they come to the tasting room. They have been used for countless pictures and people always admire them. I’m proud that they are still here too.
Another memorable moment I have working at Bogle was when we received the first grapes at our new winery. After many years of working to build the winery, it was a very special moment. I was very happy and honored to be a part of that.
Even though there is always a lot to do, work is not always serious here at Bogle. For one of our Christmas lunches, I dressed up as Santa Claus for all the kids.
I remember talking to Patty Bogle and I asked her if she ever thought the company would get as big as it was. She said the original goal way back in the beginning was 4000 cases in a year. A few years ago, I thought about this memory and we had already passed the 1 million cases per year mark and I was very honored to be a part of that.
I love my job and what I do for Bogle.
LET’S ROSÉ THE DAY AWAY…
There’s nothing like the long, blue-skied days of summer! Warm breezes and lingering hours allow more time to spend with friends and family…and more time to enjoy a delicious glass of Rosé.
Handpicked from Pinot Noir vineyards in the Russian River Valley, these grapes were crushed as quickly as possible. After being cold tank fermented on the skins for just 5 hours, the juice was pressed off in the French Saignée method. This minimal skin contact created the faintest blush color in the wine, evoking classic European rosé styles.
Vivid star jasmine scents the wine, followed by mouthwatering strawberry notes, just begging you to take a sip. Vibrant fruits of tart cranberry and more wild strawberries are refreshingly crisp and dry, leading to a lively finish.
And as you enjoy the bottle, watch the colors change, from a blush of salmon when chilled, to a pale pink at room temperature. Although this wine may be gone long before it reaches room temperature…
Perfect for a picnic, this wine is best served very chilled. Try pairings like chicken salad with curry, fresh crudité, juicy melon with prosciutto or summer fruits with soft cheeses.
BOGLE IN PARADISE
Sail the South Pacific With Us!
Our wines travel all over the world, courtesy of a myriad of cruise lines, including the South Pacific on the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin.
We are excited to offer our customers a special opportunity to join us as we explore Tahiti and the Society Islands in February 2019. Guests will spend 7 nights aboard the 5-star, intimate ocean liner, whose capacity is just 330 people. The all-inclusive luxury experience includes all meals, wine, and spirits, as well as several wine tastings and dinners, featuring your favorite Bogle wines (and perhaps a Bogle host as well!)
No matter how you are looking to spend your days, the m/s Paul Gauguin offers it: local excursions, live entertainment, educational programs, diving and other watersports, private tours and dining or relaxing options like spa treatments and pool time. There is really something for everyone. And with one crew member for every 1.5 guests, you’re sure to be well catered to while on board!
Roundtrip airfare from LAX is included for all guests, as well as all transfers to and from the ports.
For more on this trip of a lifetime, click here!
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