Wine pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser to discuss new book at Linfield  

Susan Sokol Blosser, a pioneer in Oregon’s wine industry, will discuss her new book in a conversation at Linfield College. 

Blosser, co-founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, will talk about her new book “The Vineyard Years: A Memoir with Recipes” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. 

She will be joined by the second generation of the family business—Alison Sokol Blosser, now the CEO and co-president of Sokol Blosser Winery. The conversation will be led by Jeff Peterson, associate professor of sociology and director of the Linfield Center for the Northwest.  

Blosser, a wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Blosser distinguished herself in both. Sokol Blosser Winery, under her presidency, became known as one of the most innovative and respected wineries in the state. She holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Wine Board and was the first non-Californian woman inducted into the national Women for WineSense Hall of Fame.  

This reading is a part of the “Readings at the Nick” series, sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or