Sofía Torres-McKay is co-owner of Cramoisi Vineyard and Winery and co-founder of AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Indistria del Vino en Oregon Y Comunidad). AHIVOY works to create opportunities to educate and empower Latino vineyard workers of the Willamette Valley to overcome socioeconomic challenges and to realize their ambitions to move forward in the wine industry. Born in Mexico City where her parents still reside, Sofía worked 19 years in the tech industry before moving to the United States in 2002 to pursue her career in corporate business. In 2011, Sofía and her husband, Ryan McKay—an Oregonian—both invested their money and took a chance on 10 acres of property in the Dundee Hills of Oregon where they planted vines and started living their dream!
Now the only Latina winery/vineyard owner in the Dundee Hills AVA, Sofía continues to be a passionate steward for diversity in the wine industry and teaches vineyard workers the importance of organic and Biodynamic farming. In 2019, Sofia was appointed to the Regional Solutions Advisory Committee, Mid Willamette Valley, by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. An active participant in the community, when Sofía is not working she is busy raising her two boys, Mateo and Johnathan, in a dual cultural household where both speak English and Spanish. As a Latina who is proud of her heritage, she teaches her kids the importance of diversity and inclusivity and brings those values to all she does for the wine community.