Schmidt, Rich


1 hour 6 minutes 26 seconds


May 30, 2019

Interview Summary

This interview is with Mark Vlossak, owner of St. Innocent Winery. In this interview, Mark speaks about how he got into wine after being introduced to it by his father, as well as how he found himself in the Oregon Wine Industry. He notes how his previous profession of being a doctor informed his newfound job as a winery owner. He then talks about his new winemaking facility/tasting room/vineyard located in Salem, and speaks about how his daughter has also found a passion for the industry. Mark then delves into the meaning of St. Innocent— named in honor of his father. Towards the end, he discusses the benefits of having different relationships with different growers and places, plans for the future, as well as the changes that he has witnessed during his time in Oregon.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at St. Innocent Winery on May 30, 2019.


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