The late Patty Bogle is remembered most for helping to grow the Sacramento area's wine region into a national force, but she was also a huge advocate for olive oil. Bogle, who passed away Feb. 11 from complications of leukemia, will be honored March 30 at the California Olive Oil Competition. Sponsored by the Yolo County Fair, this competition featured 135 entries in 2010 and ranks among the country's largest olive oil competitions. This year's "best of show" winner will receive a Patty Bogle Roncoroni memorial trophy to commemorate Bogle's role in nurturing this event over the years. Bogle met her future husband, Ernie Roncoroni, when the two served on the Yolo County Fair board and Roncoroni currently serves as the board's co-chairman. Roncoroni and Bogle ultimately co-founded this olive oil competition. Look for the results to be announced in the first week of April.
In other Bogle news, the winery's petite sirah was featured this morning on the Today show as a "go-to" wine. Click here to see Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, along with Ray Isle of Food & Wine magazine, go gaga over Bogle around the 2:10 mark.