Welcome to ROCO Winery!
Rollin Soles began his career crafting wine in Switzerland, Australia, California and Washington. In 1986, he settled down and sunk his roots into the Willamette Valley, America's premiere Pinot noir growing region. Now, with more than three decades of winemaking under his belt, Rollin produces some of Oregon's top Pinot noirs, Chardonnays, and Sparkling wines. As a result, his wines have been listed in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the World twelve times (but who's counting?).
Rollin's private winery, ROCO, began in 2003 with 100 cases of Private Stash Pinot Noir from his estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. Along with his wife, Corby, they built their new winery in 2009 and added a tasting room in 2012.
Since their first Stash, ROCO has been served in the White House, praised by Robert Parker, the Wine Enthusiast, and most recently received a 95 score from the Wine Spectator. Still, Rollin feels passionately that there is much to learn and achieve in his art.
"If the wine was made in the vineyard, as many claim, then there wouldn't be much reason for me to keep honing my craft. For me, great wine is the compilation of nature nurtured, and a personal vision and desire to finesse the juice to reveal its best. That's why I'm still pursuing the grape. Wine is a revelator." ~ Rollin Soles, Winemaker/Proprietor