The Beginning

When Della & Jim Bogaty bought a farm estate near the town of Berryville, Virginia, in the early 1990’s, they had no greater plans than to escape the hectic corporate world into the serenity of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since some of Jim’s extended family in Italy had traditionally grown grapevines, they thought it might be interesting to plant some on their new farm. Little did they know that, twenty years later, this hobby would grow into a family obsession!

A Family Endeavor

Veramar Vineyard, the Bogaty family’s first winery, opened to the public in 2000, and Justin Bogaty came on as winemaker the next year. From the earliest days of the business, each decision and each project has been done with the goal of creating a sustainable family business that can be passed down from generation to generation. The family believe strongly in investing in the future of their family’s passion and avoiding trends and fads that can distract from their mission of creating world-class, enduring wines.

The Bogati Inspiration

Bogati Winery was opened in 2010 at the Hill High Marketplace in western Loudoun County, just over the mountain from the Bogaty family’s farm estate. The immediate inspiration for this winery came from a family trip to Argentina, where they were so inspired by the wine, the culture and the energy of the country that the family resolved to create a label and open a winery to reflect this same kind of character and passion. The “i” at the end of “Bogati” is a nod to the Latin influence in new-world winemaking, as well as our own family’s roots in the “Old Country” of Italy, whose traditions have sustained, improved and driven forward the art of the perfect bottle of wine for centuries before us. We strive to continue those traditions right here in our beautiful part of Virginia, a winemaking region of world-class potential. By drawing on this heritage, we seek to elevate Virginian wine to its rightful place on the world stage.

Bogaty Family Wine



First Vines Planted

Jim & Della Bogaty plant the first grapevines on their farm estate near the town of Berryville, Virginia, a few hundred meters from the Shenandoah River. Since then, the estate vineyards at Veramar have grown to include about 25 acres under vine.



Veramar Vineyard Opens

The Bogaty family's first winery, Veramar Vineyard, opens at their Berryville farm estate as the 67th winery in Virginia.



Justin Bogaty becomes Winemaker

Justin Bogaty, Jim & Della's son, leaves the corporate world to earn a certification in oenology from UC Davis and become the Bogaty family's winemaker. Since then, his wines have received international recognition and numerous awards, including forty ratings of 85 points or higher from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.



Bogati Winery Opens

After the family took a trip to Argentina's wine country, they were so inspired by the wine and the culture that they resolved to open a winery to capture that country's character and essence. Bogati Bodega & Winery opens as the product of that vision.



Chardonnay Rated 90 Points

2013 Black Label Chardonnay from Bogati earns a 90-point rating from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. The publication lauds the wine's ``fresh feel and a crisp edge, with ``plenty to recommend it,`` calling it ``impressive.``