Hours: 11-5 daily, closed holidays, tours also by appointment
St. Innocent Winery
St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president, and eight investors. The winery is located in Salem, Oregon, at the southeast corner of the Eola Hills in the mid-Willamette Valley. St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines. The winery owns no vineyards, choosing to work closely with local growers instead. Unique sites produce grapes that have a concentration of flavor reflective of their site-based terrior. Maintaining a close working relationship with its growers allows a collaborative fine-tuning of viticultural techniques in order to capture these flavors and aromas in the wines.
The philosophy behind winemaking at St. Innocent is that the function of wine is to complement and extend the pleasure of a meal. The characteristics of a wine should enhance different food and flavor combinations—this interaction amplifies the pleasure of a meal.