- Publisher: WestWinds Press
- Available in: Paperback, Hardback, eBook
- Published: October 5, 2017
In her new memoir, The Vineyard Years, wine industry pioneer Susan Sokol Blosser shares recipes and wine pairings as she reflects upon a fascinating life lived among the vines.
Throughout the book, Susan demonstrates her devotion to world class wine quality and sustainability. From the start, the Sokol Blossers were aware of the impact that farming and wine production would have on the environment. Before it was popular, the winery did everything it could to give back to the land. This passion extends to what Susan cooks in her home kitchen.
Praise for “The Vineyard Years”
A vicarious ride through the challenges and joys of building a winery, a family, and an industry, from the ground up. Peppered with personal recipes that make you want to head to the kitchen and cook…Grab a glass and prepare to be swept away to the hills of Oregon’s wine country.
–Leslie Sbrocco television host and author of Wine for Women
Susan maps the important struggle of balancing a powerful career with family and moving through it with grace and intention…Bravo, Susan, for creating a work-life balance and being a steady example to women everywhere.
–Naomi Pomeroy James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner of Beast Restaurant in Portland, Oregon and author of Taste and Technique
Pioneering entrepreneur, visionary civic leader, occaisonal rabble-rouser: Susan Sokol Blosser is all this and more. She is a true Oregon icon with a voice that never fails to entertain, educate, and inspire.
–Kerry Tymchuk Director, Oregon Historical Society
Susan is an incredible role model…She ahs tackled so many ‘firsts,’ paving the way for women today to pursue the paassionsa nd achieve success in traditionally male-dominated industries. If you are seeking encouragement and inpsoriation to get out of your comfort zone…this book is a must read.”
–Deborah BrennerFounder & President, Women of the Vine & Spirits
The founder of Sokol Blosser Winery, one of Willamette’s first wineries, Susan Sokol Blosser was instrumental in helping her region attain world-class status for its Pinot Noir. This memoir proves that her writing and intelligence is on par with her winemaking prowess.
–Foreword Reviews, Exceptional Gift Books (Holiday 2017)
Readers will be intrigued by Susan Sokol Blosser’s new comprehensive memoir about starting and running one of the first vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley. . . Sokol Blosser writes in a clear, highly readable manner as she deals with subjects ranging from financial struggles to organic farming, to Oregon’s land-use laws, all from her unique perspective. . . . It’s a deeply personal memoir, too. . . .The chapters about watching the second generation blossom are among the most interesting in the book.
–Oregon Wine Press