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MarkusMarkus Bokisch and his Vines

Markus Bokisch is Owner/Winemaker at Bokisch Vineyards and Bokisch Ranches, a vineyard management company with over 2500 sustainably farmed acres. 

Markus grew up in Southern California and spent every summer visiting family on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.  A graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Plant Pathology and International Ag Development, Markus is, at his core, a dirt guy.  He understands the history of the soil and is a steward of the future provisions that will grow from it.  This explains his passion for sustainable farm management.  Strong ties to his Spanish heritage combined with his love of farming have found the perfect outlet in Bokisch Vineyards wines. 

What you probably didn’t know:  Markus enjoys restoring his ’67 VW Bus and sailing in regattas with the Stockton Sailing Club.

Below you can get more information on Bokisch Ranches, our Vineyards and Markus's blog.



Bokisch Ranches

Bokisch Ranches grows beautiful winegrapes in the Lodi Appellation for Bokisch Vineyards and many other clients.

Winemakers come to us looking for the best quality fruit grown in the most environmentally sensitive way.  With over 2500 acres of winegrapes and dozens of varieties, we partner with small and large wineries located in many wine regions including Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Amador, Santa Cruz and Lodi.  We customize our farming practices to match our buyer's needs.

Caring for our environment has been one of our highest priorities at Bokisch Ranches.  Sustainable farming goes to far beyond organic farming.  Read more about our sustainability program; you might be surprised how much thought and energy we spend on this stuff.

More Info on Sustainable Winegrowing >>  


Our Vineyards

A core value at Bokisch Ranches is pride in our work and every one of our team members wants to share our vineyard love with you.

Each vineyard in the Bokisch Ranches portfolio is planned, planted and pampered to maximize the quality of the fruit.  Markus is meticulous about maintaining healthy vines that produce exactly what each winemaker is looking for.  If the fruit coming into the winery is premium the winemaker's job is that much easier and the wine going out stands a fair chance of being great.  Get to know our vineyards.  

Details on Our Vineyards >>


Blogging about the Vineyards and Winery

May 17, 2018 | Admin

Garnacha Blanca's Homecoming

Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Blanca 2016 is the first American wine to be awarded a gold medal in the Grenaches du Monde, International Grenache competition.  Continue »

March 14, 2016 | Admin

Find out why the Bokisch family loves Lodi

This 3 minute video interview with Markus Bokisch was produced by Club W.  Continue »

March 11, 2016 | Admin

"A Conversation with Markus Bokisch", Published in Wines & Vines, March 2016

Geek out on sustainable farming practices! If you're not a farmer, you might think this isn't going to be an interesting read. And you would be wrong.  Continue »