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In Our Office

Markus Bokisch
Owner/ CEO/Vigneron

Markus is passionate about sustainable farm management.  Strong ties to his Spanish heritage combined with his love of farming have found the perfect outlet in Bokisch Vineyards wines. Markus enjoys restoring his ’67 VW Bus and sailing with the Stockton Sailing Club.

Liz Bokisch
Owner/ CFO/Epicurean

Her father inspired her first foray into winemaking and it continued when she and Markus became “garagistes”.  Liz collects recipes on their annual trips to Spain, gives cooking classes and hosts parties for Bokisch Vineyards.  Liz also enjoys raising chickens, gardening, and her book club.

Jennifer
Business Manager

When she isn’t working she is usually relaxing with her family and friends over dinner and wine or out shopping with her girls.  She is a native Central Valleyite.  As a young person she enjoyed horseback riding and swimming and still swims for exercise. 

 

Kristine
Club Manager

Kristine is a Stockton native and a true valley girl at heart. She started her passion for wine on the Monterey Peninsula several years ago and has brought the love for the industry back closer to home! When she is not greeting customers and Salut! Club Members in the Bokisch tasting room, she spends her time with family and friends and also enjoys touring wineries all over California. 

 

In Our Winery

Elyse Perry
Winemaker

Outside the winery, Elyse can be found at a SF Giants game or hiking, skiing, biking, running…in other words, she loves the outdoors and has energy to burn.  Elyse’s passion and energy has always been evident; in her younger years she was a ballet and tap dancer.

Rich DeCola
Tasting Room Manager

Rich is originally from New York and recently moved from Orlando, FL to work in beautiful wine country! He has a long background in the food and beverage business and absolutely enjoys getting to know each and every guest. When he isn’t in our Tasting Room, he can be found spending time with his family and his two dogs, watching NBA basketball, and going to different restaurants and wineries.

Winery Team

 

In Our Vineyards

Linda Lavery
Shop Manager

When she isn’t holding down the ag-shop fort, Linda can be found horseback riding or gardening or just sitting by a fire with friends and family (with a glass of wine, no doubt!).  A life-long Great Central Valley girl, Linda grew up in Stockton and Manteca.
 

Larry Lavery
Head Mechanic

Larry keeps things moving by repairing and maintaining all Bokisch Ranches equipment. When he's not on the job he enjoys kayaking, bicycling and spending time with the family. Although still a kid at heart, he has put his dirt bikes and martial arts practice aside (for now!).  Larry grew up in Escondido.

Arthur Chavez
Assistant Vineyard Manager

Arthur grew up in the Eastern part of the SF Bay Area (Livermore Valley). His interests are Basketball and Music. During the warm spring and summer evenings you can find him out in front of his house playing basketball with friends and neighbors.

Pedro Tellez
Regional Foreman of Special Projects

Pedro has worked on ranches since he was 8 years old when he took care of sheep and cows.  Pedro enjoys scouring flea markets and watching Cruz Azul FC.  Pedro came to work in the Central Valley after the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.

Daniel Buenn
Assistant Regional Foreman of Special Projects

Daniel can usually be found, along the local riverbanks fishing.  Daniel says almost nothing beats his wife’s cook up of the day’s catch!  He also plays soccer with a club in Stockton.  Daniel is a native of Morelos, Mexico and a fan of Toluca FC.