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At the height of her career, after building and leading one of the most innovative wineries in America, Susan Sokol Blosser made an extraordinary decision — to step away from the work she loved and transition control of the winery to her children. Letting Go is the engaging account of how she made that decision, the surprising challenges she faced, the unanticipated journey that ensued and the good life that followed.

“A wonderful guide to the process of transferring the leadership of a family business to the next generation. A candid, thoroughly engaging read that finds a way to reaffirm the optimism of a generation as it advances into a new definition of retirement.”
David Adelsheim, Founder and President, Adelsheim Vineyard

“With candor, Susan SokolBlosser offers lessons for entrepreneurs, visionaries and parents. A thoughtful, brave, and compelling read.”
Dr. Pat Frishkoff, Founder and Director Emerita, Austin Family Business Program, Oregon State University

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At Home in the Vineyard brings a local rural community vividly alive as Oregon wine pioneer and industry icon Susan Sokol Blosser recounts how she fell in love with a vineyard, learned how to run it, and ultimately achieved her vision of producing Pinot Noirs to rival those of Burgundy.

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Full of hard earned wisdom and practical advise that can be easily put into practice, Gracious & Ruthless shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how they can lead with heart and a hard hat.

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The Place

The Winery

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1970 was winding down when the winery’s founders, Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser pulled their ’68 VW Camper up to an abandoned prune orchard some 30 miles southwest of Portland.

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Yamhill County

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The origin of the county’s name is uncertain, but Oregon Geographic Names (Oregon Historical Society), attributes it to an early explorer’s name for a local tribe of Native Americans who lived in the Willamette Valley.

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