Drink wine and support your favorite local charity at Bogle Vineyard’s Friday Alfresco!

By Laine Himmelmann

Laine Himmelman
Laine Himmelman

Bogle Vineyards (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) is one of my all-time favorite local vineyards for multiple reasons – they have a great wine selection, an affordable wine club, an absolutely gorgeous tasting room and patio in Clarksburg…but I also love Bogle because they are so incredibly philanthropic and are constantly supporting local charities.  One of the many ways that Bogle gives back is through their “Friday Alfresco” during the summer months.


So what exactly is “Friday Alfresco”? Friday Alfresco happens every Friday from July 3rd through September 4th from 5-7:30pm at Bogle Vineyards, which is located at 37783 County Road 144 Clarksburg, CA 95612 (about 20 minutes from Midtown).  Each evening supports and promotes a different local nonprofit, as well as local live music and food vendors.

What does it Cost? The cost is $15/person and $10/person for Bogle Wine Club Members and ALL the proceeds go directly towards the local partnering non-profit.

Why you should go – If you’ve never been to Friday Alfresco (or Bogle Vineyards for that matter), I would highly recommend picking your favorite charity and coming to at least one of their upcoming Fridays this season.

Bogle is an absolutely breathtaking venue and their wines are probably the most affordable wines of the Clarksburg wineries – think $8-$15 for a bottle of vino (which is saying a lot considering that I saw Bogle wine on every menu from Berlin to Florence when I was backpacking through Europe last summer).

Who should I bring? Friday Alfresco is one of those great, inclusive types of atmospheres that make for a great evening out with friends, family, or even that special tinder date. The best part is that all proceeds go to a great cause in our community so you can feel really good about yourself as you’re guzzling your 4th glass of delicious wine, jiving to some live local tunes, and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Clarksburg wine country.

Last year, I invited my family, best friends, colleagues, and even a tinder date (all of whom came and had a fantastic time).  Outside of my entire world which was in attendance, I also saw families with young children, girlfriends getting together for a good time, and romantic date nights – it’s basically a free for all and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy (except dogs!  They don’t allow dogs!).

How do I get tickets?

No reservations are necessary and tickets are available for purchase at the door.

For more information, visit www.boglewinery.com


Upcoming Friday Alfresco’s:

Friday, July 24th – B Street Theatre (with live music by Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers)

Friday, July 31st – La Familia Counseling Center (with live music by Mere Mortals Band w/ Kyle Rowland)

Friday, August 7th – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento (with live music by the J Band)

Friday, August 14th – The PALS program (with live music by FM80)

Friday, August 21st – A Touch of Understanding (with live music by Schwamigos with Douglas Newton)

Friday, August 28th – The Firefighter’s Burn Institute (with live music by Random Shuffle Band)

Friday, September 4th – Yolo County Children’s Alliance (with live music by Whiskey & Stitches)


Insider Tips 

  • Though Bogle does have picnic tables and chairs, I would recommend bringing a blanket or lawn chairs if you’re planning to arrive a little later to make sure you have place to plop while you enjoy the festivities.  
  • Bogle always has phenomenal food for purchase, but you can also bring your own!  Friday Alfresco regulars will often bring their own little picnic basket to enjoy on the lawn.  
  • Bring cash for the ticket line if you have it.  (They take card, but you’ll get in faster with cash ☺)
  • DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE ON THE RIVER ROAD!  This is a really fun event so you’ll surely want to toss a few back so make sure to appoint a DD or figure out your ride situation beforehand.  FYI – Uber will take you to and pick you up from Clarksburg.
  • Have fun and tell everyone you know!  I promise, you won’t be disappointed.  



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