Just north of Salem and west of the Willamette River, near the hamlet of Lincoln, longtime St. Innocent Winery winemaker Mark Vlossak is handcrafting some of Oregon’s best wines. And now that Vlossak has moved from his former space in Northeast Salem’s industrial warehouse district to this 17,500-square-foot facility (on the grounds of Zenith Vineyard), he finally has a showplace that’s as impressive as his product. Sourcing grapes from some of Oregon’s oldest and best vineyards, St. Innocent is producing age-worthy pinot noirs that connoisseurs consider some of the best not only in the Northwest but also in the world. Here are three to consider.
This article appeared in the April 2009 issue of Portland Monthly.