VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Sokol Blosser Winery
Sokol Blosser Winery is one of Oregon's oldest and largest wineries, founded by Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser in 1977. The Sokol Blossers first planted grapes in the Dundee Hills in 1971. They borrowed equipment and started with five acres.
The winery, vineyards and tasting room are located off Highway 99W in the Dundee Hills appellation of the Willamette Valley. The winery has been a leader in research into vineyard cover crops, crop load, canopy management, and sustainable vineyard and winery practices. Their barrel cellar was the first winery building in the country to attain LEED certification.
Since 2008, second-generation siblings, Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser, are at the helm. Winemaker Russ Rosner draws from a 125-acre certified organic estate vineyard.
Sokol Blosser features a walk-through showcase vineyard for visitors including a self-guided tour. There are beautiful views of the Willamette Valley from the deck and picnic grounds. Wines are available online.
Articles About Sokol Blosser Winery
1999 Sokol Blosser Winery
This Salud cuvee consisted of 12 cases of Pinot Noir. Delicate crimson in color. Cherries and spice are featured in the aromas and flavors with a slightly tart finish. Holding up beautifully with brightness and vigor. Tasted November 7, 2008. Reviewed --/--/--
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