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. Sokol Blosser Winery under her presidency became known as one of the most innovative and respected Oregon wineries. Susan holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A.T. from Reed College, and an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of Portland, citing her entrepreneurship within the context of environmental and social responsibility. She holds a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oregon Wine Board, was the first non-Californian woman inducted into the national Women for WineSense Hall of Fame, and the second American woman to be given the prestigious Diploma of Honor by the Paris-based International Federation of Wine Brotherhoods.