Sun Break Wine and Cider

The Break Down

Small-batch, premium quality Willamette Valley, Oregon wines; Stunning vermouth; and Heritage-style, orchard-based dry cider.
No sulfites added for 2019 Pinot Noirs and all ciders.
Grand Cru quality Willamette Valley grapes and apples.
1% of your purchases are donated to the environment, including carbon offsets. We are a 1% for the Planet member.

Sun Break Pinot Noir Wines

Premium Oregon Pinot Noir without the Premium Price (click here for 20% to 40% discounts)
No Added Sulfites for 2019 Pinots – Hand-Picked, Organic Practices Grapes
Reviews: Oregon Wine Press magazine, July 2020
Wine Enthusiast
Prince of Pinot

2019 Ariane Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (91pts., Wine Enthusiast) 100% whole cluster fermentation, this wine showcases bright red fruit along with appealing savory notes and a softer structure than a 100% destemmed Pinot Noir. Notes of candied apple, cherry and red currant, followed by secondary savory notes of earthy meadow, rich cedar-like notes and spices. The overall impression is one of elegance, dynamic verve and mystery. Whole cluster fermentation is classic Burgundian technique that explores another dimension of our terroir, one that produces a wine approachable upon release, but also rewards patience and cellaring. 145 cases produced, $34

2019 Colette Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (2018: 94pts Wine Enthusiast sold out in 10 months, 2019 not yet reviewed) Colette is crafted from 100% destemmed grapes. A bit “reductive” at first, then “ripe, round, fulsome fruit flavors: huckleberries, red currants and pie cherries. Notes of rose petal. Velvety tannins provide a luscious and dynamic yet soft, mouthfeel. Vibrates with tingly, vibrant spices – green peppercorn and clove – that reverberate from first sip to long-lasting finish. I prefer this vintage over the 2018.” Peter Szymczak, former Oregon Wine Press wine critic, Nov. 2020.   238 cases produced, $34

2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (91pts., Wine Enthusiast; 2018: 93pts Wine Enthusiast) A blend of whole cluster and destemmed fermentations, this wine showcases “sour cherries, rose hips, lemon zest, cinnamon and spiced mushrooms…with soft tannins and sharp acidity.” (James Suckling) This vintage of Marie-Paule is all about elegance and verve. Smooth with the gentle grip of lithe tannins, this focused wine can be enjoyed immediately but will also cellar well for years to come. 128 cases produced, $34

2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Open Claim Vineyard: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon. (92pts./Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast) A blend of whole cluster and destemmed fermentations, from a warmer vineyard site than Cortell-Rose (less natural acidity). Redolent of “spicy and lightly jammy notes with aromas of spiced cherries, cassis, incense, rose jam and potpourri…. with fine tannins and a fleshy palate.” (James Suckling). Secondary savory notes showcase the elegance that characterizes the 2019 vintage. This is the richer, more assertive of our 2019 releases, approachable in its youth, and likely to cellar well for decades to come. 112 cases produced, $34

2020 Colette Pinot Noir: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon. This vintage features light and refreshing bright notes of cherry and cranberry with subtle hints of spice and cedar. There’s a touch of peat or tobacco leaf that comes and goes depending on your food pairing. Due to the difficult growing conditions in 2020, this wine is discounted to enjoy in the next year or so as a favorite table wine with pizza, chicken, Tex-Mex and other spicy and rich dishes. Note that sulfites were added for this vintage (not typical for us). 350 cases produced, $20 Use promo code “2020” for a 50% full case discount ($120/case)

Oregon Availability
Portland and Willamette Valley Deliveries (included in the wine price): contact David DPatte62@ gmail dot com
Ashland: Ashland Wine Cellars  Bend: Crazy R Running T Ranch, Good Drop Wine Shop, Market of Choice, Newport Ave. Market  Corvallis: Corvallis Brewery Supply and Bottle Shop, First Alternative Co-op (North and South Stores), Market of Choice   Eugene: Oregon Wine L.A.B., Sundance Wine Cellars  Independence: Valkyrie Wine Tavern  Lake Oswego: Harvest Wine Bar  McMinnville: NW Food & Gifts, Roths  Newberg: Barley & Vine Tavern  Portland: 11th Ave Liquor, Fred Meyer (Hollywood), Market of Choice (SE Belmont, Goat Blocks), Mayfly, Pearl Specialty Liquor, Vino Wine Shop, Zupan’s (Macadam) Salem: Lively Station, Roth’s Sunnyslope and West Stores  Silverton: Roth’s   Welches: Hoodland Thriftway

Sun Break White and Rosé Wines

Premium Oregon Pinot Noir without the Premium Price (click here for 20% to 40% discount clubs)
No Added Sulfites – Hand-Picked, Organic Practices Grapes
Reviews: Oregon Wine Press magazine, July 2020
Wine Enthusiast
Prince of Pinot

Sold Out – Nicolette 2020 White Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs):  This delicious wine sold out rather quickly, thank you! The new 2021 vintage will be available Spring 2022. Stay tuned!

Marie 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir : Cortell-Rose Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. A blend of early and fully mature Pinot Noir grapes, this rosé is bright and fruity with a mid-palate richness and soft red wine tannins. Features strawberry, rose petal and red cherry flavors and aromatics, with a flinty minerality. This rosé has plenty of verve and energy — delicious on its own, or with salty and spicy foods, but also with richer dishes due to the perfect marriage of white and red wine notes.  111 cases produced. $17

Oregon Availability
Portland and Willamette Valley Deliveries (included in the wine price): contact David DPatte62@ gmail dot com
Corvallis: Corvallis Brewery Supply/Bottle Shop, First Alternative Co-op (North and South Stores), Market of Choice Eugene: Sundance Wine Cellars Portland: Barbur World Foods, Barrio (SE Foster), Fred Meyer (Hollywood), John’s Marketplace, Market of Choice (Belmont/Goat Blocks, West Linn), Mayfly, QFC (Barnes/West Hills), Uptown Beer Co., Vino Wine Shop  Seaside: The Whet Spot

Sun Break Cider

Naturally delicious small-batch heritage dry cider
Naturally carbonated
No sulfites added
Premium cider without the premium price (click here for 20% to 40% discounts)

Roughly a quarter of our apples are hand-picked from our property and neighbors’ no-spray orchard and other found trees in the Soap Creek Valley north of Corvallis. This is supplemented by heritage cider apple varietals from the mostly organically-managed Wombat Flats Orchard near Corvallis and the (conventional) Idyll Acres Orchard near Turner, Oregon.

Gravenstein Gold 2020 Dry Heritage Cider, 5-star rating Lauren Gertsen, Cider Scene, review on Cider Expert: “Traditional English apple cider with a Champagne style twist…. crisp apple and rose noses, hitting your taste buds just like champagne… and the floral notes linger.” (Lauren Gertsen, writer for Cider Scene, review on Cider Expert.) Made from fresh-picked Willamette Valley apples featuring Gravenstein and Golden Russet apples, Olympic pears, and another 13 heritage varieties such as Reine de Pommes, Amere de Berthecourt, Vilberie, Ashmead’s Kernel, Dabinette and Wickson. Small-batch and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Dabinett 2019 Dry Heritage Cider, 4-star rating, Lauren Gertsen, Cider Scene, review on Cider Expert: Zesty, fall apple and floral flavors with a crisp, refreshing and wild yeast finish. Full bodied with secondary notes of buttered apple crisp that add complexity to this delicious cider. 100% Dabinett heritage apples, a cider lover’s dream varietal from England with bright floral notes, good tannins and full-bodied with a touch of astringency. Small-batch and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Liberty Red 2019 Dry Heritage Cider, 4-star rating, Lauren Gertsen, Cider Scene, review on Cider Expert: This cider pops with bright and zesty red apple notes and floral (rose) notes. Made from fresh-picked Oregon apples, the 2020 vintage features 45% Liberty apples along with Olympic pears and 6 heritage varieties: Dabinett, Vilberie, Amere de Berthcourt, Reines des pommes, Brown Snout and Ashmead’s Kernel. Small-batch and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Idyll Acres Perfection 2019 Dry Heritage Cider, 4-star rating, Lauren Gertsen, Cider Scene, review on Cider Expert: Highly aromatic with wine-like, layers of caramel apple flavors; this a crisp dry cider with a white tea finish. Made with 100% Willamette Valley, Oregon, heirloom/heritage cider apples from the Idyll Acres Orchard, featuring 30% Porter’s Perfection, along with four other heritage varieties: Vilberie, Marechal, Dabinett and Sweet Coppin. Small-batch and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Oregon Availability
Willamette Valley Free Delivery: contact David DPatte62@ gmail dot com
Bend: Jackson’s Corner, Market of Choice, Newport Ave Market  Beaverton: New Seasons (Progress Ridge)  Corvallis: Corvallis Brewery Supply and Bottle Shop, First Alternative Food Co-op (North and South stores), del Alma Restaurant, Market of Choice  Eugene: Bier Stein, Capella Market, Civic Taproom/Bottle Shop, Market of Choice (Franklin, Willakenzie), The OG Corner Market, Oregon Wine L.A.B., South Eugene Liquor Government Camp: Govy General Store   Gresham: Cheap Charlie’s Beer & Wine Superstore  Lafayette: Hamblin Eatery  McMinnville: Mac Market, Roths  Medford: Harry and David, Margo’s Wine Shop & Tasting Bar   Monmouth: The Sippery Newport: Nye Beach Wine Cellars Newberg: Social Goods Market   Portland Area: 11th Ave. Liquor, Barbur World foods, The Beer Mongers, Bread and Roses, GM on Hawthorne, Hollywood Beverage, John’s Marketplace (both locations), Market of Choice (Cedar Mill, West Linn), Mason Market, Mayfly, McMenamin’s 23rd Ave Bottle Shop, New Seasons (Grant Park, Happy Valley, Hawthorne, Orenco, Raleigh Hills, Seven Corners, Slabtown, University Park), Nu Right Way Food Center (Miss. Ave.), Pearl Specialty Market and Spirits, The Place, Tomorrow’s Verse Taproom/Bottle Shop, Uptown Beer Co., Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop, Wayward Sandwiches   Salem: Barrel and Keg, Liquor Outlet, Roths Sunnyslope, The Yard Food Park   Silverton: Roths   Sisters: Cork Cellars, Oliver Lemons  Troutdale: Troutdale Liquor Store  Yachats: Bread and Roses Welches: Cooper’s Wine Bar

Sun Break Vermouth

Delicious on its own or for cocktails!

Oregon Made
17 No-Spray and Organic Botanicals
Delicious on its own, chilled (not too sweet nor too bitter/medicinal)
or as part of an awesome cocktail

Sun Break Rosé Vermouth: Bright and floral, with citrus, alpine meadow, spice and bitter flavors. Produced from a Rosé of Pinot Noir and grape brandy (distilled from Pinot Noir) that is infused with 17 old- and new-world floral, fruit, herb, spice and bitter botanicals. This includes rose petals, hibiscus flowers, rose hips, elder flower, orange peel, lemon peel, angelica root, gentian root, anise seed, fennel seed, coriander, sage, lemongrass, cinnamon, ginger root, roasted chicory root and wormwood.  The residual sugar is 3% which technically makes this a dry vermouth (that is, under 4%).  We use organic practices on our own property to grow many of the botanicals (wormwood, sage, fennel seed, coriander, rose petals and hips). All other botanicals are sourced from organic growers.
Enjoy on its own, chilled, as an apéritif wine. Also delicious on ice with a twist of lime and/or with soda water; and of course, this vermouth shines in cocktails.  ABV: 16.7%  Batch 01: 124 cases produced.  $25

We are a One Percent for the Planet member, donating 1% of our sales to environmental projects and carbon offsets.  42 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are offset annually via donation to reforestation and biodiversity conservation projects.  

Carbon Neutral Shipping: Our shipping partner, VinoShipper, supports the UPS Carbon Neutral shipping program. The UPS Carbon Neutral program funds projects that offset the emissions of the shipment’s transport, including reforestation, landfill gas destruction, wastewater treatment, and methane destruction.

Contacts

David Patte, Owner, Wine Maker, Cider Maker   DPatte62@ gmail dot com   Corvallis, Oregon
Wine production: Amity, Oregon       Cider production: Rickreall, Oregon
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