February 14, 2011
Patty Bogle passes away at age 59

By Chris Macias, Bee Food and Wine Writer

The Bee has just learned that Patty Bogle, matriarch of Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg, passed away Friday at age 59 due to complications of leukemia. Her son, Bogle president Warren Bogle Jr., confirmed this news

Bogle and her late husband, Chris Bogle, built Bogle Vineyards from a small winery with 18 acres of grapes to a major regional winery that ships more than 1 million cases annually. After being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2007, Patty Bogle stepped back from many of her winery duties, with children Warren Jr., Ryan and Jody overseeing the bulk of the family's business.

For more on Bogle and her legacy, read tomorrow's Bee.

Gallery: The Bogle family

Winery's transition sustains family legacy

Bogle family timeline

1850s A.J. Bogle, above, came west to California from Tennessee and worked the land in Clarksburg, growing vegetables.

1960s Warren Bogle Sr., right, is seen about 1964. In 1968, he and son Chris planted 18 acres of petite sirah and chenin blanc grapevines in Clarksburg.

1973 Chris Bogle and Patty Schiewe married and moved to Clarksburg to work on the family farm; their daughter Jody was born.

1975 Chris and Patty's son, Warren Jr., was born.

Newly engaged, Patty Schiewe and Chris Bogle, above, helped plant chenin blanc grapevines in June 1970.

1979 Bogle Vineyards was founded with a goal of producing 4,000 cases of wine. Chris and Patty's daughter Kelly was born.

1980 Their son Ryan was born.

Warren Bogle Jr. gets a lesson in driving a tractor from dad Chris in the early 1980s.

Mid-1980s About 750 acres of vineyards were ripped out following a phylloxera infestation.

1989 Warren Sr. died; daughter-in-law Patty took over winery operations while husband Chris oversaw Bogle's agricultural program.

1997 Chris Bogle, 45, died of heart and kidney failure. His son, Warren Bogle Jr., left college to become the company's vineyard manager.

2000 Patty Bogle was named a "Woman of the Year" by the California Legislature.

2002 Warren Bogle Jr. was named president of Bogle Vineyards; Jody Bogle VanDePol was named secretary of the winery's board of directors.

2007 Matriarch Patty Bogle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia; she sought treatment in Houston. Winery shipped 1 million cases of wine.

2008 Ryan Bogle joined the winery's accounting department; Patty Bogle returned to Clarksburg following 10 months of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant; five days later she married Ernie Roncoroni, a friend from the Yolo County Fair board.

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