Bokisch Vineyards

What does the name “Bokisch” have to do with Spain? Markus Bokisch has a love for Spanish wines because of his family heritage. His mother is from Spain and his father was from Germany. They met in Paris and fell in love…learning French very rapidly! Although Markus was raised in California, he and his brother spent every childhood summer in Spain with their relatives. In the Spanish tradition they were given wine with water at meals. As they grew older each year the wine & water started turning from a light pink to a deep purple as they reached adulthood. Little did Markus know, his tastebuds from then on were programmed towards Spanish wines. It's not surprising that he pursued a degree in plant pathology and from there began specializing in viticulture. After spending several years at Joseph Phelps Vineyards specializing in Rhone Varieties, he and his wife, Liz, moved to Spain where he worked in the Spanish wine industry. Upon their return, they purchased their property Read more »

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  • Graciano

    Though it is easily the most interesting and unique red grape in Rioja, its yields are low, it is prone to downy mild...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013


    I "discovered" Bokisch several years ago. . .And, have commented on their wines in several previous reviews . . .The Verdejo is a "new" addition to Markus and Liz's library of Spanish varietals. . And, well-worth a "blind" purchase. . .Very much in keeping with their other fine wines! Especially with tapas and other Spanish cuisine. . .!!! I s... Read More

    Wine review by BrianFlaherty

  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013


    Nutty and very almondy on the nose with underlying dusty, sandy, earthy mineral notes. Crisp, edgy and bright in the mouth, this has a lovely slightly creamy mid palate rich with gentle,elegant pithy fruit and with a light nutty note. The brisk fine acid adds a fine hint of tension to the palate and the long finish which shows a hint of little w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013


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    Wine review by mark

  • Fine wine can be likened to aesthetic arts or crafts, the qualities appreciated are sensory, a state of mind, rather than a measurable technology. For the most curious and adventurous wine enthusiasts of the world, the most exciting wines are typically those that are totally new and unexpected, surprising as opposed to predictable.  If there’s a... Read More

    From the article Dream Case for the Discerning Wine Connoisseur

  • You know that guy or girl. The wine fridge is stocked with all the big name producers covering everything from Cabernet to Chardonnay, with plenty of Pinot stocked in between! You think he or she is the hardest person to shop for, but really it couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is buy him or her something that will surprise.Fine wine is mor... Read More

    From the article Holiday Gifting a No Brainer With A Little Help from Lodi California Wines

  • Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Blanca Vista Luna Vineyard Borden Ranch-Lodi 2013


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    Wine review by Michael C Butler

  • Quinta Cruz Graciano 2008


    Interesting use of a lesser known Spanish variety. Smoky and oaky, deep ... ... The fruit was sourced from Bokisch Vineyards in the Mokelumne River Appellation, north of Lodi, CA. Central Valley fruit from a variety that seems to excel there (and not just survive with tons of irrigation, a la Merlot and Cab Sauv). 13% alcohol, 157 cases.... Read More

    Wine review by Heathen83

  • Those of us who know this winery need no further intro. Those who don't will not be disappointed by following up on any curious impulses. And Napagirl, here's an event not all that far from you that is certainly worth considering. Wish I were in the Bay Area (or NYC) next week, but alas.... IMHO, they're one of the more enlightened wineries oper... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Scholium Project barrel tastings

  • Bokisch Tempranillo Lodi 2010


    This is a great Tempranillo! Sometimes I find these wines to be a bit heavy but this one is very smooth and light - very close to a pinot. Read More

    Wine review by jen4

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  • Bokisch Vineyards Albariño Clements Hills Terra Alta 2008


    a light, fresh wine, very aromatic in florals and pear peach citrus notes, medium acidity and med+ alcohol levels, a little heat was felt but finishes wonderfully. A fun wine for warmer weather or a light dish Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

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