The Vineyard Years

The Vineyard Years : A Memoir with Recipes

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This book chronicles the personal journey of pioneering female winery owner Susan Sokol Blosser, from deciding on a whim to grow wine grapes in the early 1970s, to the trials and tribulations of starting her family-owned winery, Sokol Blosser, in the then little-known Willamette Valley, to the transfer of leadership from the first generation to the present. The themes of feminism, love, and loss are woven throughout the candidly rendered tale, which is interspersed with delicious recipes representing key moments in the author's life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 15mm | 318g
  • Westwinds Press
  • English
  • 1513260715
  • 9781513260716

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"The Vineyard Years is a wonderfully written and captivating memoir. Susan shares poignant stories of being a pioneer in the Oregon wine industry and of a woman leading the way for future generations. The surprise and delight are the flavorful recipes tied to memories on her journey, evoke the struggle of farming, love of the land, and, above all, devotion to family." -Carolyn Wente, CEO, Fourth Generation Winegrower, Wente Family Estates
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About Susan Sokol Blosser

Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate, and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. When women were rarely decision makers in business or agriculture, Susan distinguished herself in both. Over three decades, she managed every aspect of Sokol Blosser's vineyard and winery operation. As president, she saw Sokol Blosser grow to become one of the largest and most innovative Oregon wineries, with national and international distribution.
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