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We are so excited to announce our latest wine scores! See them below. Visit our online store to get your share of this deliciousness today!
- Boekenoogen 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate 3 Clone Pinot Noir awarded 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2014 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Chardonnay awarded 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Pinot Noir awarded 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2013 Santa Lucia Highlands 3 Clone Pinot Noir awarded 90 Points from Wine Spectator Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Pinot Noir awarded 94 Points and Editors Choice from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Chardonnay awarded Double Gold and 96 points from the San Francisco International wine Competition!
- Boekenoogen 2011 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Chardonnay awarded 91 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2012 Carmel Valley Estate Viognier awarded 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Chardonnay awarded 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
- Boekenoogen 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Pinot Noir awarded Double Gold Medal and 96 points from San Francisco International Wine Competition and awarded 93 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
We are excited to announce we have won best red wine in Monterey County three years in a row!
“Perhaps it’s because the name is fun to say. Perhaps it’s because the brand is family-owned and operated. Or, maybe it’s because they choose not to mask the personality of this varietal with oak. The fragrant fruit in this wine is able to shine through in a way that’s unique and unlike those that cake-on the makeup. It’s safe to say that there are many reasons why they won this category. Those explicit and implicit reasons combine to help flag this wine as “complex,” creating another reason voters corner this unicorn and make it their superhero in a bottle.” ~ Monterey County Weekly 2016
“With a score of 90 points for their 2009 estate Pinot Noir from Wine Enthusiast it only makes sense that this family-run Santa Lucia Highlands appellation winery continues to stomp out some of Monterey county’s finest Pinot. John Boekenoogen changed the path of his great-grandfather’s legacy of row cropping and cows to tending and harvesting grapes. His A-team includes his son Garrett as the winemaker, daughter Holly as the marketing specialist and artistic wife Susan creating the label. French oak barrels, top-notch wine crushing and pressing equipment from Europe and all their attention to detail is why their vino truly uncorks something remarkable in a county crowded with worthy wines. Stop by their tasting room to taste their 2011 and 2012 vintages or pick up a bottle from your local market for your next dinner party. Both are superior food-pairing wines.” ~ Monterey County Weekly 2014-2015
Since 1995, the Boekenoogen Family has been producing some of the finest wine grapes the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation has to offer. We believe in performing many viticultural practices to ensure the highest standards of quality fruit.
Thanks to Garrett and John Boekenoogen and the Central Coast Vineyard Team, a non-profit group,Boekenoogen Vineyards is now Certified Sustainability in Practice (SIP).
SIP Certification speaks to the vineyard’s commitment to protecting both natural and human resources. Growers and winemakers recognize that mindful fruit production and care for workers’ well-being are important components of quality wine.
SIP’s comprehensive rules address many inter-related elements of the whole vineyard system. Habitat conservation, Pest management, Energy efficiency, Water conservation, Economic stability and Human resources are a few of the key elements of the program.
Boekenoogen Vineyards and Winey is happy to be doing our part in going GREEN.
For more information please visit: www.sipthegoodlife.com
We were featured in the Holiday 2012 issue of Carmel Magazine! Check it out here: http://www.carmelmagazine.com/archive/12ho/boekenoogen.shtml