Poplar Ridge Vineyards started in 1980 when David Bagley stopped making wines for others and focused on building a winery the way he thought it should be. His simple philosophy was this:​

“Wine Without Bull”

“Wine Without Bull” is an attack on the snobbery and pretentiousness that pervades the wine business.  Have you ever noticed that the more pretentious and snobbish a winery is, the more uncomfortable you feel?  I fail to see how this can be conceived as a viable marketing concept.  We at Bagley’s Poplar Ridge strive to produce wines that are pleasant and fun to drink.  We believe in good wines at reasonable prices.  Over the years I have made thousands of friends with this simple and fun approach to wine.  I hope this attitude will make you a friend of long standing."

- David Bagley, Founder

"Thank you for your support of my father over the years.  I know that it is strange visiting Bagley’s without seeing his friendly face in the corner.  As sad as it is that he is not here with us today, he worked very hard to leave us a little slice of heaven for everyone to enjoy.  I look forward to your continued support as we carry on his legacy."

- Brittany Bagley, Owner.