Bodkin Wines was founded by Chris Christensen, an Iowa native, in 2011. His passion for aromatic wines and winemaking led him to create America’s first Sauvignon Blanc with bubbles. In 2013, he brought on a partner and purchased 24 tons and made 1,100 cases of award-winning Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.
Bodkin Wines has produced over 15 varietals of wine (including three sparkling wines), eleven of which were scored at 90 points or higher by Wine Enthusiast. Though his signature brands are sparkling and white wines, Chris also produces a signature Zinfandel.
His philosophy…“I want to make wine that can be enjoyed in the here and now; Wine for the connoisseurs and for the novices. Bodkin Wines should be enjoyed at family events, momentous occasions, picnics and barbecues — not hoarded in someone’s basement.”