Alison Sokol Blosser is a Second Generation Winegrower, member of the Board of Directors, and owner of Sokol Blosser Winery, a 52-year old pioneering winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The daughter of founders Susan Sokol Blosser and Bill Blosser, Alison feels a deep connection to the family vineyard and winery as a steward of the multi-generational family business.
From 2008-2023 she was Co-President with her winemaker brother, Alex, and from 2014-2023 she was CEO. In early 2023, she stepped down to spend more time with her family.
As the company’s CEO, she guided its strategic future while directly overseeing both consumer and wholesale sales across the US and internationally, marketing, product development and all administrative functions, including accounting, finance, compliance, logistics, IT and HR. Alison carried the torch for the company’s sustainability efforts and commitment to social responsibility, having led the company’s efforts to become B Corp certified in 2015. The company was recognized for four years as a Best for The World: Environment recipient for its significant impact on the environment.
In addition to earning a BA from Portland State University and an MBA from the University of Washington, Alison spent three years working in public relations and marketing communications. Her experience spanned startups to consumer branding giants, including Nike and Nordstrom. In 2004, she returned to Sokol Blosser and assumed the role of director of marketing. Then, in 2008 as part of a thoughtful multi-year succession plan, she and Alex were named Co-Presidents and transitioned the family winery to the next generation.
Alison was active in the wine industry as past president of Oregon Pinot Camp, a founding member of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, a member of the Willamette Valley Auction steering committee, a past board member of WineAmerica, and a founding member of Women in Wine: Fermenting Change in Oregon which is dedicated to advancing and supporting women in the Oregon wine industry. Additionally, Alison is a long-time member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Alison received numerous honors and distinctions for her stewardship and leadership within the community. Named one of Portland Business Journal’s “Women of Influence” in 2015, she went on to be named one of nine “Drinks Innovators” by SevenFifty Daily in 2018 for going all-in on sustainability efforts. She received the Outstanding Industry Leadership Award from her peers in the Oregon wine industry that same year.
Alison is married to Javier Zamora and has three children: Dario, Luca and Isabella.