Press Release: Sokol Blosser Winery Partners with Portland-Area Cycling Team

Thursday, April 12th 2012 by
DUNDEE, OR - April 6, 2012 - Pioneering Oregon winery, Sokol Blosser, has joined forces with Willamette Valley-based cycling team Veloce Racing.  The Winery will be supporting Team Veloce with wine contributions, including offering 1.5L magnum bottles of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir as lap prizes at upcoming racing events.

Founded in 2003 by a group of four cyclist friends who lived across the street from Veloce Bicycles, Team Veloce now comprises twenty-five men and women who participate in a variety of disciplines, including road and stage races, criteriums, time trials, and mountain bike races. Veloce cyclists are known for their success in cyclocross racing.

“The team and the owners of Sokol Blosser share a deep passion for bicycle racing and wine. We are proud to get to represent one of Oregon’s oldest wineries. Sokol Blosser will be contributing product that the team would like to use as donations and prizes at races to help raise the visibility of both the team and Sokol Blosser,” said Michael Benno, team rider and board member.

Second generation winegrower Alex Sokol Blosser stated, “We’re excited to sponsor and support Team Veloce this year. Personally, I’ve held a lifelong passion for cycling and remember watching the Tour de France every year growing up. Team Veloce is a group of very friendly people and who are also very competitive cyclists. Go TV!”

Title sponsors of Team Veloce include Veloce Bicycles and Smith & Nephew Orthopedics. More information on Sokol Blosser Winery can be found at sokolblosser.com. For information on Team Veloce, visit facebook.com/pages/Veloce-Racing-presented-by-smithnephew/70271992582.

About Sokol Blosser Winery

The Sokol Blosser family planted their first grapevines in 1971 in the Dundee Hills and now farms over 85 certified Organic acres. As one of the pioneering wineries of the region, Sokol Blosser has played a key role in developing and shaping the now prominent Oregon wine industry. The winery works to create wines of world-class quality, produced in a sustainable manner, which reflect the distinctive flavors of the grapes, soil, and climate, as well as the winery's values and sense of place. The winery produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, proprietary blends Evolution White and Evolution Red, along with small quantities of Single Block Pinot Noirs. Learn more at sokolblosser.com.

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