Alex Sokol Blosser is winemaker and Co-President of Sokol Blosser Winery. Son of founders Susan Sokol Blosser and Bill Blosser, he grew up in the family business and developed a love for the land and its fruits. As the fourth winemaker in Sokol Blosser’s history, Alex began this role with management of the 2012 harvest. After attending college in Texas, Alex was drawn back to Oregon to complete his studies while acquiring valuable wine industry experience. He worked in neighboring vineyards and with a Portland wine wholesaler before joining the family business full time in 1998. Once he earned a master’s degree in business from Portland State University, Alex became vice president of sales at Sokol Blosser. He took an active role in the winery’s harvests and began serving as vineyard manager in 2006. In 2008, he and his sister, Alison Sokol Blosser, were named Co-Presidents and completed the transition of the family winery to the next generation. Most recently, Alex achieved a winemaking certificate from the University of California, Davis. Alex continues his parents’ legacy by being instrumental in shaping Oregon’s wine industry. He spearheaded a project to develop six new American Viticultural Areas in the northern Willamette Valley in 2002. He is also a past board member and President of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association and International Pinot Noir Celebration.