SACRAMENTO — Patty Bogle, the matriarch of a wine dynasty in the Sacramento delta region, has died after a battle with leukemia.
Mrs. Bogle and her late husband, Chris, founded Bogle Vineyards in 1979 starting with 18 acres of grapes and building their business into a regional powerhouse. The vineyard is the 14th-largest winery in the country, shipping 1.2 million cases a year.
Mrs. Bogle’s son, Warren Bogle Jr., said his mother died Feb. 11. She was 59.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the Bogles started the winery with modest goals, but the business soon took off.
Mrs. Bogle said in a 2009 interview that “it grew as demand grew.’’
She championed petite sirah, a grape that produces rich, red wine and grows well in Clarksburg, 20 miles south of the state capital.