Thomas Bougetz is the winemaker behind Bougetz Cellars and while working with vineyard owners throughout Northern California, he is constantly looking for new sources of fruit from well-established and well known vineyards. While his background is in Science and Technology, his interests in wine led him back to school to study winemaking at the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle.
Quality can only be achieved if you start with great fruit. This philosophy has been paramount in selecting which vineyards are the sources used to showcase our amazing wines. Our emphasis is on Napa Valley, with vineyard sources in the mountains as well as the valley floor. Spending time in the vineyards, and working closely with the vineyard management teams provides us with the best opportunity for ideal fruit arriving at the winery during harvest.
While our emphasis is on Bordeaux varieties from Napa Valley (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabern Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), we do cross the mountains into Sonoma to source Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley). The ultimate goal is to deliver well-balanced wines that express the true nature of the fruit and site.