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St. Innocent Winery

Jefferson, OR United States


Mark Vlossak founded St. Innocent Winery in 1988. It was his desire to create wines respectful of Old World–quality and tradition in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. His food-focused wines are made from four of Oregon’s most well-known vineyards. These wines honor the vine and the vintage with balance and elegance.

Mark apprenticed with Fred Arterberry, Jr., the first Oregonian to make sparkling wine and one of the early producers of vineyard-designated Pinot noir. He was honored by the Wine Advocate in 2002, and again in 2004 as one of the "Wine Personalities of the Year.” Now, with more than 190 90+ rated wines, he has become one of Oregon’s most lauded winemakers.

After 31 years, Mark embarked on a new passion. In 2018 he purchased a 47-acre property in the South Salem Hills just off of the I-5 corridor, planted 16 acres—mostly of Dijon-clone Chardonnay—and built a new winery. This move was inspired by Mark’s desire to be a true vigneron: one who guides a wine’s life cycle from seed to bottle. The first harvest of Estate Chardonnay was from the 2023 vintage.

He has downsized to 6,500 cases and continues to produce Pinot noir from Momtazi, Freedom Hill, Shea and Temperance Hill Vineyards as well as Chardonnay and Pinot blanc from Freedom Hill. He also produces three sparkling wines.

St. Innocent’s tasting room is open daily 11-5. They welcome you for tastings, food and wine pairings, and

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