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This profile was last updated on 11/1/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Owner and Winemaker

Phone: (503) ***-****  HQ Phone
ROCO Winery
13260 NE Red Hills Road
Newberg , Oregon 97132
United States

Company Description: 2013 , Pinot Noir from ROCO Winery

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters of Science , Enology and Viticulture
    University of California at Davis
  • Bachelor's Degree , Microbiology
    Texas A&M
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Rollin Soles: ROCO Owner & Winemaker, 1 Nov 2015 [cached]
Rollin Soles: ROCO Owner & Winemaker, ROCO Winery
Rollin Soles
Rollin Soles: ROCO Owner & Winemaker
Texan, Rollin Soles has been producing fine wines and garnering high praise and fond attention from wine critics and enthusiasts for more than 20 years. Throughout the years Rollin has continued to produce wines that are ranked among the TOP 100 Wines of the World by the Wine Spectator (thirteen times, including ROCO 2008). He is the only Oregon winemaker to hold this distinction.
Rollin received a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M and a Masters of Science in Enology and Viticulture at the University of California at Davis. During his early winemaking years Rollin honed his knowledge and skills at some of the worlds' finest wineries in California, Switzerland, and Australia. He went on to create Argyle Winery in '87 and quickly gained a dedicated following.
Rollin Soles in 20 Most Admired Winemakers in North America article by VWM Magazine!
Rollin Soles, longtime ..., 17 April 2015 [cached]
Rollin Soles, longtime general manager and head winemaker at Argyle Winery and now owner of ROCO Wines, and Allan Holstein, who manages Argyle's vineyard operation and serves as a consultant to numerous Yamhill Valley growers, enjoy a friendship dating from their college days
Veteran winemaker Rollin ..., 7 April 2014 [cached]
Veteran winemaker Rollin Soles has been producing distinctly defined Oregon wines and garnering high praise from critics and enthusiasts for more than 27 years. Recently named "one of the top 20 most admired winemakers in North America", Soles focuses his attention on his passion project, ROCO Winery, which he started with his wife Corby in 2002. His wines display the expertise of making wine in Australia, California, Switzerland and Washington as a young man - before co-founding Argyle Winery in 1987.
Argyle Winery - Story of Spirithouse Pinot Noir and Spirithouse Chardonnay, 3 May 2000 [cached]
Rollin Soles, winemaker and general manager of Argyle, said that people working at the winery had heard a few unaccounted-for noises and witnessed some lights turning off on their own.People think there is something there, but they don't get scared about it, Soles said, adding that Imus' ghost is a good spirit.
Rollin ..., 7 Oct 2014 [cached]
Rollin Soles
"I never saw rain so sideways here, and it hit when everything was pretty damn ripe," said Rollin Soles of Roco.
At Roco, Soles took it a step further. He rented a reverse osmosis machine and ran the saignée from all 5,000 cases of his 2013 production through it before adding it back to the fermenting wine. "Think about it," Soles said. "With saignée you're taking out the center of the grape. To turn it into rosé is like taking out the heart, the acids, the fresh fruit of the grape. So we basically remove the water and put that beautiful center back into the wine."
To prove his point, Soles saved a few samples of water deleted from the saignée.
Rollin Soles in 20 Most Admired Winemakers in North America article by VWM Magazine!
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