“The stories are filled with tension and atmosphere. Words like pioneer, taking risks, life savings, and nerve pepper recollections as Oregon’s Willamette Valley looks back over the past 50 years during a season of anniversary celebrations.
One of these establishments is Sokol Blosser Winery, founded in 1971 by Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser. At that time, just a tiny half-handful of families had already expressed early faith in the nascent growing region with their plantings of Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varieties. Bill Blosser credits “pioneer, let’s do this attitude” of his peers for the birth of Oregon’s then-new commercial wine region.”