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  • Author:
    Susan Sokol Blosser
  • ISBN:
    0520248651
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520248656
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  • Publisher:
    University of California Press; First Edition edition (August 2, 2006)
  • Pages:
    259 pages
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    Beverages & Wine
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Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader . She has authored three books: At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery.

Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate, and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon. As Sokol Blosser Winery’s president (1991-2008), she was a forerunner in practicing the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) while pursuing her vision of great wine. Sokol Blosser Winery has been honored by Oregon Business Magazine as one of Oregon’s 100 Best Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader, environmental advocate, and author, is a contemporary Oregon icon.

Susan Sokol Blosser was there when we were no more than a handful of families with naïve dreams and very dirty .

Susan Sokol Blosser was there when we were no more than a handful of families with naïve dreams and very dirty boots. Not only does At Home in the Vineyard capture those early experiences with exuberant detail and humor, but it also provides insight into her family's private challenges of managing vineyards and a successful winery. -David Adelsheim, President, Adelsheim Vineyard. This is a coming-of-age story of a wine region and of a woman.

Vineyard effectively describes the slow, steady transformation of an estate winery, a wine industry, and . .

At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life by Susan Sokol Blosser is one book that seems to offer an exception to the adage, "you can't judge a book by its cover". It is an intimate study of all three components delivered in a narrative style that keeps you engaged from start to finish.

Sokol Blosser Winery is a vineyard, tasting room and winery facility located northeast of Dayton, Oregon. It was founded by Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser in 1971 in what is now known as the Dundee Hills AVA. Sokol Blosser Winery is family owned and operated by second generation co-Presidents, siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser, and is the 6th largest wine producer in Oregon.

by Susan Sokol Blosser

by Susan Sokol Blosser. We lived in Oregon in the early 1980s. At that time, other than a few zealots (who later turned out to be right), most people never thought the state would turn out to be one of the great wine-making areas of the world. Sokol Blosser writes with the openness of a patient on a trusted psychiatrist's couch, unafraid to touch any part of her life. Over and over, I kept getting the impression that when she was writing the book, she felt like it might be her only chance to tell the world what's been on her mind, and she was not going to waste the opportunity on reticence.

Susan Sokol Blosser, wine industry pioneer, community leader . It’s mission is to build community through innovative and collaborative projects which promote childhood literacy, further music enrichment, encourage women leaders, nurture community history, and work toward a robust local food economy. She has authored three books: At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life (2006); Gracious & Ruthless: Surprising Strategies for Business Success (2008).

Sokol Blosser celebrates its 30th harvest and Susan's first person history, "At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life," is published by the University of California Press. A 25kW photovoltaic solar panel system, which furnishes 33% of the business's total energy needs, goes live. The family also makes its first land purchase in 30 years – 20 acres of neighboring Dundee Hills land which will be planted in 2008 and called Blackberry Block Pinot Noir.

Well that's what Susan Sokol Blosser and her ex-husband . If after listening to the podcast you want to hear more about Susan's life story, she's written a book called "At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, a Vineyard and a Life. Spoken Word(interviews, reading, etc).

Well that's what Susan Sokol Blosser and her ex-husband Bill Blosser did over thirty harvests ago. Not only did they launch their own winery and vineyard, they also helped build the very successful Oregon wine industry. Armed with a good education, strong commitment and a vivid idea of what grapes they wanted to grow, they created success.

Sokol Blosser Winery is a vineyard, tasting room and winery facility located northeast of Dayton, Oregon Sustainability. Sokol Blosser Winery has been Certified Organic by the Oregon Department of Agriculture since 2005.

Susan Sokol Blosser, a contemporary Oregon icon, a wine industry pioneer, community . Susan Sokol Blosser reading from her latest book "The Vineyard Years" (and that's my photo on the cover :-) with Cheryl Strayed.

Susan Sokol Blosser, a contemporary Oregon icon, a wine industry pioneer, community activist . Wine industry icon and author, Susan Sokol Blosser, writes about aging as the next frontier for her generation, whose first frontier was restructuring relationships between men and women. Now, years later, they're finding that conventional retirement has lost its relevance.

This moving, evocative memoir, woven with lyrical descriptions of the sights and smells of vineyard life, tells the inspirational story of one woman's journey to success in an industry run mostly by men. At Home in the Vineyard, filled with colorful characters and unexpected experiences, 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. An intimate family story, At Home in the Vineyard also gives a candid insider's view of Oregon's flourishing wine industry.Sokol Blosser begins her narrative in the 1970s, when, as a young, idealistic wife, she helped her husband make his wild idea of planting a vineyard in the Dundee Hills become a reality. By the book’s final pages, she has become president of Sokol Blosser Winery, widely respected for gaining national visibility and for producing world-class wines, especially the elusive Pinot Noir. Along the way, Sokol Blosser tells how she learned to do everything from driving a tractor and managing a picking crew to selling Oregon wine in Manhattan. She also shares some special accomplishments: how she instituted values of environmental sustainability and social responsibility at the vineyard, integrated family and business life, and successfully brought the second generation on board.

Zeli
This book was given as a reading assignment by Anson Mount to his fans as he was preparing for his role in the movie Vintage. A lot of information on the beginnings and long tedious work needed to start and maintain a fledgeling winery and turning it into a viable operation. It was not just a book of facts, but a glmpse itno the dreams and personal lives of the people starting this new operation in Oregon. Good read.
Orevise
Just an amazing book! I've read it twice now. It's truly inspiring. My fiance read it and I loved it when he said, "You know this can be done. And she did it while raising a family!" So if you are looking for a book that realistically portrays life on a vineyard both business and agriculture this quick and very entertaining read is your book!
Hanad
This book was even better than I had hoped it would be. I planned on giving it as a gift, and when it arrived, it looked brand new. The added bonus (not described in the listing) was a "Cheers..." signature by Susan Sokol Blosser. What a thrill!
Mataxe
Excellent read. As a fan of Oregon wines I was fascinated by this book. But the real pl assure was the story of a strong woman who successfully made this winery one of the best in America.
Downloaded
I found Hargrave's autobiography pompous and dull, but Susan Sokol Blosser's account of building a life in the Dundee Hills of Oregon speaks to me on many levels--as a woman working in the wine industry, a woman working with her husband, a woman running her own business, and a mother. Susan turns her trials into triumphs and exercises a sense of humor along the way. From the Great Goose Experiment to the day her tearful son rides his bike all the way to school by himself, this is a story that will transport you into "The Life" of owning a vineyard and winery, with a judicial salting of reality and romance.
Kecq
interesting but just okay
Thorgaginn
one cent?! signed?
Very sorry for the author, but I am enjoying the book.
This book was obviously scanned and unfortunately has a poor quality when read on a small device like the iPhone. When read on a larger screen it can be understood better.