Green Winery Sokol Blosser
Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and is proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry. The winery is dedicated to world-class quality paralleled by the desire to achieve it sustainably.
When Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, they needed all of their youthful self-confidence, energy and determination to make their way because there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 300 wineries and more than 13,000 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world. Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and is proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry.
Sokol Blosser was also the first winery in the nation to receive the prestigious LEED certification from the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). The winery is dedicated to world-class quality paralleled by the desire to achieve it sustainably. Following the principles of The Natural Step, Sokol Blosser pursues environmentally friendly practices in all phases of business:
Estate vineyards are farmed organically and received full USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic certification in 2005 from Oregon Tilth.
Estate vineyards have been certified "green" by LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology, an international certification).
50% biodiesel farm tractors are used.
The underground barrel cellar, built to US Green Building Council standards, became the first winery in the country to earn the prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
Unbleached paper products for labels, wine boxes and gift bags are used whenever possible.
Solar Panels provide energy for the estate wineries.
SOKOL BLOSSER WINES:
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir
Goosepen Block Pinot Noir
Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills Cuvée Pinot Gris
Estate Pinot Gris
Distributed by Terlato Wines International to 49 states
Self-distributed to six export markets