Series Pass to access all 3 events

$20/$27

Individual Ticket

$10/$15

*Wines not included in the price of the ticket.

To order the wines, please email Chelsea Bell at chelsea@gordonswine.com with your order and she can arrange for store pick-up or delivery. Please place your order at least three business days before the event date to ensure a timely delivery. Discounts of 10% off mixed 3 bottles, 15% off mixed 6 bottles, and 20% off mixed 12 bottles can be provided for any of the wines featured in this event series (discount does not apply to wines already on sale).

For 15% off your purchase of any non-sale French wines through Gordonswine.com, contact Cultural Manager Clémence Bary Boloré via email to get the discount code.



About St. Innocent Winery

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St. Innocent began as an idea conceived in a moment of passion and inspiration in 1983. Mark Vlossak spent the next five years studying, taking classes, and apprenticing with Oregon wine pioneer, Fred Arterberry. In 1988, St. Innocent Winery was founded. Our goal is to produce wines that respect the quality and tradition of the Old World in one of the newest and most exciting wine growing regions on the planet: Oregon's Willamette Valley.

About Mark Vlossak

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Mark Vlossak is the Founder, President, and Winemaker of St. Innocent Winery in Jefferson, Oregon. During his university training, he developed a love for Champagne. After reading an article in 1983 on American sparkling wine in Bon Appetit magazine, he was inspired to become a winemaker. Andre Tshelishev was quoted: "the greatest sparkling wine in America will be made in Oregon, not California, because it is the right place to grow Pinot noir and Chardonnay, the grapes of Champagne." During his training, he apprenticed with Fred Arterberry, Jr., the first Oregonian to make sparkling wine. Fred also produced the first vineyard-designated Pinot noirs in Oregon, something Mark would soon become famous for producing.

Mark has always made our wines, oversees the vineyards, and represents St. Innocent in the national marketplace. We have grown from 600 cases in the first year to our current production of roughly 6,200 cases, yet each wine is still handcrafted.

He made the Wine Advocate's first 94 point wine in 1994 and by 2002 had made six of the first twelve 94 point wines. Mark was honored by the Wine Advocate in 2002 and again in 2004 as one of their "Wine Personalities of the Year", one of two Oregon Winemakers to receive that honor.



Upcoming Events

Tasting

Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration at the French Library

In-person standing tasting in English and in French

Thursday, November 17, 2022 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Every third Thursday in November, France celebrates Le Beaujolais nouveau. Join us at the French Library to taste the 2022 millésime from Georges Duboeuf, the best known Beaujolais nouveau wine maker.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Sandra for an in-depth, in-person discussion of selected chapters of ​Illusions perdues by Honoré de Balzac.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

Story time is back!

Saturday, October 1, 2022 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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