Farming with care for the environment
Caring for our environment has been one of our highest priorities at Bokisch Ranches. We employ sustainable farming practices throughout our entire vineyard operation. For us this means not only growing our grapes but also our energy!
We power our wells, shop, and house entirely with solar energy from our photovoltaic arrays. We are beginning to phase in cleaner and renewable Biodiesel, grown from plants, to reduce our use of petroleum-based diesel.
We farm all of our vineyards sustainably, utilizing low chemical inputs, and high biological diversity. We enjoy seeing the Lacewings flying, the Ladybugs munching and the spiders spinning their webs in our canopies!
Download our information sheet on sustainable farming practices.
Wineries currently buying our grapes
Bokisch Ranches has been in the business of developing vineyards and selling grapes to other wineries throughout California since 1996. Our management company farms 1,000 acres of winegrapes within the Lodi Appellation. We represent individual owners of vineyards as well as investment groups. We grow several white varieties including Albarino, Pinot Grigio, Verdelho, Johannesburg Riesling, Viognier and Chardonnay. Our red grape varieties include Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Graciano, Grenache, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. We customize our farming to match our buyers needs. We sit with each buyer and determine their needs and create a farm plan to match. For example, we hand harvest and machine harvest. We farm organically and sustainably. We have long and short term grape contracts with wineries. We partner with small and large wineries located in many wine regions throughout California including Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Amador, Santa Cruz and, of course, Lodi!