Alison Sokol Blosser | Co-President, CEO & Second Generation Winegrower
Alison Sokol Blosser, daughter of Susan Sokol Blosser and Bill Blosser, remembers being small enough to climb into the press to help her father clean it during harvest. She decided that while the actual winemaking wasn’t her thing, the family vineyard and winery were in her blood.
After getting her MBA at the University of Washington and spending three years working in public relations and marketing communications with startups and consumer branding giants, such as Nike and Nordstrom, she came home to Sokol Blosser in 2004 as Director of Marketing. Now a Co-President, Alison works with Alex to plan the strategic future of the business and also oversees marketing, sales, and administrative functions, including accounting, finance and human resources.
Alison is involved in the Oregon wine industry as a board member of Oregon Pinot Camp, founding board member of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, as well as a member of Women for Winesense.
Alison is married to Javier Zamora, Assistant General Counsel for NIKE, which is based in Beaverton, Oregon, and has three children: Dario, Luca and Isabella. Plus a large white furry companion, named Twix, who comes to work each day with her and can often be found frolicking amongst the vines.
Hobbies: Taking Twix for a walk, travel, doing anything outdoors (bicycling, hiking), being with family & friends, eating good food & drinking good wine.
What You Like About Pinot Noir: Every sip tells a story and the ending lingers, rather than telling you "The End".
Favorite Food: Just about anything.
Place You'd Like to Travel To: What? I can only choose one? Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Japan, Tahiti, Maine, New Mexico, ok - I'll stop now.
Favorite Drink Besides Wine: Water, or a good Arnold Palmer.