Sokol Blosser: A Legacy Oregon Winery since 1971

1970 was winding down when our founders, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser pulled their '68 VW Camper up to an abandoned prune orchard some 30 miles southwest of Portland. These moonstruck kids had little farming experience and just a basic knowledge of winemaking. What they did have, in abundance, was a passion for growing the Pinot Noir grape and creating world-class wine. Soon after settling on this extraordinary land, they planted their first vines and cinched their place as pioneers in Oregon's budding wine industry.
Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol graduate from Stanford in June and get married in August.
In December, Bill and Susan have their first child, Nik, and purchase their first piece of land to start a vineyard.
The Sokol Blossers clear the land and plant winegrape cuttings in a nursery row.
Bill and Susan build a home in a corner of the vineyard, the first home of their own.
In January, their second son, Alex, is born.
Construction is finished on Sokol Blosser Winery in time for its first vintage.