Sokol Blosser Winery

Winery

Dayton, Oregon

United States

www.sokolblosser.com

About Sokol Blosser Winery

In 1971, when founders Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines on just five acres in the Dundee Hills, there was no Oregon wine industry. With a passion for growing Pinot Noir and creating world-class wines, the Sokol Blosser family soon became pioneers and a key role in developing and shaping what is now the prominent Oregon wine country. The winery is family owned and operated, with the second generation now at the helm: siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser. The estate has grown to more than 86 certified-organic acres under cultivation. The winery works to create wines of world-class quality, produced in a sustainable manner.

For Pinot Noir to become a world-class wine, there must be a level of care and commitment that goes beyond that of any other varietal. At Sokol Blosser Winery, that includes careful handwork on each vine, hand harvesting, fermentation in small lots and aging 16 months in French oak. Sokol Blosser’s unique farming, harvesting, fermenting and aging all play key roles in crafting high quality, elegant and age-worthy wines with a sense of place that reflect the distinctive flavors of the grapes, soil and climate. The Sokol Blosser family of wines includes Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir, limited production Single Block Pinot Noirs, Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, Rosé of Pinot Noir, White Riesling Dessert Wine and proprietary wines, Evolution White, Evolution Red and Evolution Sparkling.

Sustainability has always meant more than environmental impact to us. Sustainability is using the triple bottom line to define our success in a holistic way across people, planet and profit. B Lab has found a way to standardize what sustainability means through a rigorous evaluation, called B Corp, that looks at social and environmental responsibility and how a company uses itself as a vehicle to build positive change, regardless of the product or services offered. It’s the day-to-day operations that matter. It’s the people that matter. It’s the actions we take to make the world a better place that matter. By meeting the high standards outlined by B Lab to achieve B Corp certification, we are committed to being transparent and accountable for all of our sustainable practices. Going forward, we will not only practice what we have been doing as good stewards of social and environmental responsibility, we now have a framework to track and be measured for our actions to continue raising the bar on the standards of sustainability in addition to making world-class, fabulous wines.

The Change We Seek®

The Sokol Blosser family planted their first vines in the Dundee Hills of Oregon in 1971. The family wants to keep growing Pinot Noir for a long time to come. To do this, they need to be active participants in sustaining a healthy world for their vines, their business and their people. Sokol Blosser Winery strives to stay in business so the next generation can keep growing grapes and making wine. The climate seems to be getting warmer and warmer, so every bit that they can do in their farming and operations that helps save the environment will contribute to healthier vines and high quality wines. Sokol Blosser Winery also needs a team to help them craft world-renowned and fabulous sought-after wines. They want their team to feel empowered, appreciated, and for them to be able to raise their families in a healthy and viable community – both in the efforts they as a company make to the earth and in the way they treat them as human beings. In turn, Sokol Blosser Winery hopes that their efforts, combined with the efforts of their fellow B Corp friends, will continue to make a better world for tomorrow.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

April 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
112
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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