Dedication, Quality and Concern for People, Planet and ProfitFrom the start, the Sokol Blossers were aware of the impact that farming and wine production would have on the environment. Before it was popular, the winery did everything it could to give back to the land. Today, the second generation winegrowers of Sokol Blosser continue this 'good to the earth' policy through certified-organic farming, sustainable business practices and low impact packaging. In fact, in 2002 Sokol Blosser became the first US winery to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. In April 2015, the company went through the rigorous process to become a Certified B Corporation.
SOKOL BLOSSER IS NOW A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION
Sokol Blosser has always strived to be a leader in sustainable practices and is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. For many years, we have evaluated our business success through a holistic approach to managing our bottom line: the triple bottom line - people, planet and profit. Achieving B Corp certification further establishes our commitment through measurable high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. To achieve this certification, we underwent a rigorous evaluation to measure the social and environmental impact of our business. As a Certified B Corporation we are proud to join a community of 1,600 companies from more than 120 industries in 42 countries. To learn more about Sokol Blosser's B Corp Certification visit our profile. To find out more about Certified B Corporations click here.
Our devotion to world class quality is paralleled by a desire to achieve it sustainably.We pursue sustainable practices in all phases of our business, as our B Corp Certification supports. This commitment to the earth, people and business will continue as long as the winery is in operation.
Click here to view our full 2016 Sustainability Report. For a condensed version click here.
- We farm our estate vineyards organically and received full USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic certification in 2005 and are certified through Oregon Department of Agriculture.
- We use 50% biodiesel in our farm tractors and trucks.
- We have a 25kW solar panel system and purchase renewable wind power from PGE.
- We use a no-waste, energy efficient crossflow filter on our white wines.
- We recycle everything we can, from office paper to pallet shrink wrap.
- We use unbleached paper products for labels, wine boxes and gift bags whenever possible.
- We are a member of the Prescott Western Bluebird Recovery Project.
- Vineyard plantings of lavender, yarrow, rudbeckia, and Russian sage help to provide habitats for beneficial insects and expand our vineyard ecosystem.
- Our underground barrel cellar, built to US Green Building Council standards, became the first winery building in the country to earn the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.