Boeger Winery was one of the trailblazers of the Sierra Foothills reemergence as a wine region. Greg Boeger had considerable foresight to begin making El Dorado wine over 30 years ago.
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In 1972, Greg Boeger founded Boeger Winery. He was originally from the Napa Valley, but fell in love with the beauty of the Sierra Foothills. Boeger grows over 90% of his grapes himself and is noted as being one of the first Americans to produce Merlot. He makes four tiers of wines: Hangtown, Tape Label, Classics, and Reserves.
The Hangtown Red and Gold are Boeger’s red and white table wines. Tape Label includes a Chardonnay and Zinfandel. Boeger’s Classics are the wines that developed the winery’s reputation.
They include two Zinfandels, one of which is estate grown and bottled. The Classics series also includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
The Reserve wines are the choicest and most expensive, but are still quite affordable. They include Boeger’s Meritage Blend, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Barbera, Migliore, Dessert Moscato, and old clone Zinfandel. The Barbera is particularly good.