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Are you a fan of Pinot Noir? Oregon’s Willamette Valley is known for its quality, world-class Pinot Noir. A climate study made in the 1960s indicating the Willamette Valley, specifically the Dundee Hills region, had a similar climate to Burgundy. This climate study would lead a handful of pioneering winemakers to plant vines in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s and 1970s.
Sokol Blosser is one of those founding pioneer wineries that established Willamette Valley into today’s wine-growing region. Susan Sokol Blosser and Bill Blosser had a dream to grow and produce Pinot Noir. In 1971, they purchased 18-acres of an old prune farm in the Dundee Hills region and planted their first Pinot Noir vines. This was the beginning of the Sokol Blosser story. This year Sokol Blosser is celebrating 50 years as an Oregon Family Winery known for their Pinot Noir….