St. Innocent Winery was founded in May 1988 by Mark Vlossak, the current winemaker and president, as well as eight investors. St. Innocent produces small lot, handmade wines. The winery has purchased a 47.5-acre property in the South Salem Hills and has planted 15 acres of their own vines, including Pinot noir and Chardonnay. St. Innocent also works closely with local growers in an effort to emphasize the beauty and personality of single vineyard designated Pinot noirs. Unique sites produce grapes that have a concentration of the flavors reflective of their site-based terroir. Maintaining a close working relationship with growers allows a collaborative fine-tuning of viticultural techniques in order to capture these flavors and aromas in the wines.The philosophy of winemaking at St. Innocent is to illuminate the function of wine: to complement and extend the pleasure of cuisine. Characteristics of wine enhance and alter the perception of different food and flavor combinationsthis interaction amplifies the enjoyment of a meal.
- Tours available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Food for purchase
- Outdoor seating
- Bike Friendly
- Certified sustainable
- Dog friendly
- Large groups welcome (please call ahead)
St Innocent lovely wines and sparkling!
We tasted some lovely wines and great sparkling with our very knowledgeable host Susan. The tasting room is beautiful and has a viewing area of the working floor. While we were there we got to see them disgorge the sparkling wines and bottle them — three staff members all hands on! They have food which smelled wonderful and the menus looked great , but we weren’t hungry just then. Can’t wait to return
Mixed feelings ... beautiful view
My wife and I recently visited Salem, Oregon and the surrounding area. We visited wineries in the Willamette Valley area, and one of the wineries we visited was St. Innocent Winery. The winery itself is quite nice, and has a wonderful outside seating area. Food is available, however, we had just finished a huge brunch, so we cannot comment on the food. The wines were good, but for us, not exceptional ... and we felt their prices were a tad expensive.
We came here for our last stop of wine tastings in the area. The wine was pretty good and service was great. The servers knew the wines well. The winery itself is not much to look at and you can hear the highway, so not super peaceful. They have a real nice patio area and food. The prices were on the high side but overall we enjoyed the place.
Beautiful winery with inside and outside seating. Our server, John, was friendly and helpful. They have a Bistro Board that pairs nicely with the tastings. We choose the St. Innocent Story flight and enjoyed it. Tasting fee waived with two bottle purchase per flight
Perfect fall day!
Took my mother in law for treat day and we had the best time. The whole establishment is beyond beautiful and so incredibly clean. I had made a reservation and there was a tiny issue, the staff called right away and even remembered me we arrived. We had the sip and savor flight, which included 5 tastes and 4 small bites. This was such the perfect little pairing. It was just right for the gorgeous day with an Oregon fall too look out at. The wines were Devine, as always. The food: amazing and complimented the wines perfectly. Just the right amount of food if you’re not very hungry. The staff was beyond friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. They truly seemed to enjoy what they are doing. We were greeted immediately when we entered. As for Covid, we felt extremely safe at the tasting room and sitting inside. They have made it distanced and even offer hand sanitizer when you walk in, all staff were in masks. Highly highly recommend going to St. Innocent for a lovely time tasting.