Sun Break Wine and Cider

The Break Down

Our family-run Sun Break Winery and Cidery produces small-batch, premium quality Willamette Valley, Oregon wines and heritage-style, orchard-based dry cider.

Naturally delicious: We use traditional practices with no sulfites added for the Pinot Noir and the ciders.

The quality of our wine and cider relies on sustainably-farmed high quality Willamette Valley grapes and apples.  Our grapes are farmed using organic practices.

One percent 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 – Hand-Picked, Organic Practices Grapes
Reviews: Oregon Wine Press magazine, July 2020
Wine Enthusiast
Prince of Pinot

2018 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (93pts/Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast) “This cuvée was half fermented with whole clusters. It’s a precise, focused wine—the blackberry and black cherry fruit has a gentle squirt of lemony acidity. It’s lively and clean, with no sulfites added, and a lovely showcase for this outstanding vineyard. Editors’ Choice.” P. Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast. Crafted from hand-picked Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 114, 667 and 777 Pinot Noir clones. Aged in older French oak barrels on its lees. 167 cases produced, $32  

2019 Ariane Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (2018: 93pts Prince of Pinot) 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, $32

2019 Colette Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (2018: 94pts Wine Enthusiast sold out in 10 months, 2019 no yet rated) 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, $32

2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (91pts James Suckling; 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, $32

2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Open Claim Vineyard: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon. (90pts. James Suckling) 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, $32

Oregon Availability
Portland and Willamette Valley Deliveries (included in the wine price): contact David DPatte62@ gmail dot com
Ashland: Ashland Wine Cellars  Bend: 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, Wineopolis   Eugene: Oregon Wine L.A.B. Lake Oswego: Harvest Wine Bar McMinnville: Roths  Newberg: Barley & Vine Tavern  Portland: 11th Ave Liquor, Fred Meyer (Hollywood), Hollywood Beverage, Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, Zupan’s (Macadam) Salem: Lively Station 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

Nicolette 2020 White Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs):  Cortell-Rose Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. We pick Nicolette’s Pinot Noir grapes early for a highly aromatic, bright and zesty fruit-driven white wine. This wine pops with floral notes, citrus and stone fruit flavors and features a zingy, mouth-watering finish. Delicious on its own, or pair with a broad range of light and salty foods such as salads and appetizers as well as spicy dishes. 71 cases produced.

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.  

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 Portland: Barbur World Foods, Fred Meyer (Hollywood), John’s Marketplace, Market of Choice (West Linn), QFC (Barnes/West Hills), Uptown Beer Co.

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

Food Pairings

Colette Pinot Noir: Pairs with a wide variety of light to rich dishes including grilled vegetables with herbs, grilled salmon with sweet onions and/or mushrooms and red bell peppers. Beef dishes with spices such as ancho and fennel seeds. Chicken with rosemary and thyme, and an assortment of meats with chutney.

Ariane Pinot Noir: Pairs with richer main courses such as lasagna and other cheesy dishes, chicken and other game with cream sauce, grilled salmon, pork roast, sausage, turkey with gravy, beef, etc. This wine can even highlight richer dishes such as cassoulet or duck and goose, and rich cheeses such as brie and similar soft-rind cheeses, and milder blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola dolce.

Marie-Paule Pinot Noir: The most flexible of the three from lighter to richer fair. We recommend dishes with wild mushrooms, risotto, and grilled salmon, roast chicken, rack of lamb, rare fillet steak and carpaccio, beef Wellington, roast pork with herbs and fennel. Can also be paired with a wide variety of lighter appetizers and main courses such as charcuterie, ham and other cold meats, patés and terrines, pasta dishes, dishes with light creamy sauces, grilled vegetables and sautées, halibut, roasted chicken or turkey. Marie-Paule can also be paired with light salty cheeses ranging from fresh goat cheeses to richer alpine style cheeses such as Comté and Gruyere.

Heritage Ciders: a wide variety of salty and/or spicy appetizers and main courses such as charcuterie, ham and other cold meats, burritos and other Tex/Mex. dishes, and hot and spicy Thai dishes of all sorts. Ciders can also be paired with light salty cheeses ranging from fresh goat cheeses to richer alpine style cheeses such as Comté and Gruyere.

We are a One Percent for the Planet member, donating 1% of our sales to environmental projects and carbon offsets.  22 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are offset annually via donation to reforestation and biodiversity conservation projects.

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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