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Our Story

The Bogaty Family

The Bogaty family has traditionally hailed from the Italian Alps where, even today, extended relatives of the Bogaty family still own and operate a small vineyard. Two generations after Ludwig Bogati immigrated to the United States, James “Jim” Charles Bogaty decided it was time to return to his family’s roots.

Three generations of the Bogaty family, Jim and Della, along with their son, Justin, daughters Tiffany and Ashley, and numerous grandchildren continue the legacy of the family’s tradition of excellence in winemaking.

Being a family-owned winery absolutely affects our winemaking and viticulture practices. As a family-run business, we put the long-term interest of future generations above short-term financial gain. Veramar’s success is measured by generations, rather than by numbers in quarterly reports.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Being a family-owned winery absolutely affects our winemaking and viticulture practices.

1996

The Bogaty's purchased the farm. Our estate is comprised of 100 acres, with 26 acres currently planted in grape vines.

1999

Had our first harvest. Veramar Vineyard rests in the thermal belt and we receive warm days and typically late rains. Our vineyards tend to have a longer growing season and the grapes have more hang time compared to other Virginia wine regions, resulting in fully mature fruit whose acid chemistry is kept in balance.

2001

Veramar Vineyard opened for business. Veramar Vineyard was founded almost 2 decades ago by the Bogaty family. We produce full-bodied, complex Virginia wine in the Shenandoah Valley AVA.

2010

Decanter award. Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.

2010

Started exporting to the UK. The UK’s wine trade has more than doubled in the last decade and become a key hub for importing and distributing to 124 countries across the globe. The UK is the world’s second largest importer of wine by volume behind Germany and the second largest, by value, to the US, according to an OIV report on state of the viniculture world market, April 2016. Meaning Britain imports more wine per head than any other of the world’s top importers.

2018

65 & counting awards with 85+ rantings. Wine Enthusiast is a magazine and website specializing in wines, spirits, food and travel. Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 24,000 wines from around the globe, exploring a multitude of regions, styles and price points. Each year, we cull through this behemoth batch of wines to pull out the most exciting finds.

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