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Small-batch premium quality Willamette Valley/Oregon wines.
Stunning Vermouth.
Authentic, orchard-based dry cider.
Grand Cru quality Willamette Valley grapes and apples.

Our Pinot Noir grapes are dry farmed, and no herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used. 

1% for the Planet
member: one percent of your purchases are donated to the environment (more info below). 

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. Dry farmed. No herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used.
Reviews:  Prince of Pinot Features and Rates Sun Break Wines
Oregon Wine Press magazine, July 2020
Wine Enthusiast

2019 Ariane Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (91pts., Wine Enthuasiast). 100% whole cluster fermentation. This wine is currently a bit “reductive,” needing time to open up. Then expect notes of candied apple, cherry and red current, followed by secondary savory notes of earthy meadow, and a rich cedar-like and red fruit finish. 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. “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

[Sold Out 2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Cortell-Rose Vineyard: Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (91pts. Wine Enthusiast) 128 cases produced, $34]

[Sold Out – 2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir Open Claim Vineyard: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon. (92pts./Editors’ choice, Wine Enthusiast) 112 cases produced, $34]

Sun Break White and Rosé Wines

Premium Oregon Pinot Noir without the Premium Price (click here for 20% to 40% discounts)
Cortell-Rose Vineyard is dry farmed. No herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used.

Nicolette 2021 White Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs): 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. 88 cases produced. $25

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. 111 cases produced. $17

Sun Break Cider

Naturally delicious small-batch authentic 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 Wombat Flats Orchard near Corvallis and the Idyll Acres Orchard near Turner, Oregon (both conventional).

Gravenstein Gold 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, Dabinett and Wickson. Small-batch and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Dabinett 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 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, 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 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.

Sun Break Vermouth

Oregon Made
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 rose’ of Pinot Noir and grape brandy (distilled from Pinot Noir) that is infused with 17 old- and new-world organic and no-spray 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%) Enjoy on its own, chilled or on ice as an aperitif wine. Also delicious with a twist of lime or lemon, and/or with soda water, and of course this vermouth shines in cocktails. ABV: 16.7%  batch 01: 124 cases produced. $25  

Sun Break Red Vermouth: Deep brick red in color. Dusty nose with heady baking spice, woodsy cedar, orange peel, cherry/cranberry flavors with bitter and nutty cardamon highlights. A blend of 20 old- world and new-world organic and no-spray botanicals including cardamon, cinnamon, roasted chicory root, maqui berries, juniper berries, rose hips, elder flower, orange peel, sage, grains of paradise, angelica root, gentian root, horehound, blessed thistle, anise seed, fennel seed, wild cherry bark, elecampane root, Oregon grape, and wormwood. The base wine is Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley), the brandy is distilled from Rose’ of Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley). Residual sugar: 9.5%  ABV: 16.7% Batch 01: 123 cases bottled. $25
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We use no-spray practices on our property to grow several botanicals including wormwood, fennel, coriander, rose petals and rose hips.

We are a One Percent for the Planet member, donating 1% of our sales to environmental projects and carbon offsets.  66 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are offset annually via donation to reforestation and biodiversity conservation projects.  In addition our home and office is net zero thanks to solar panels and a geo-thermal HVAC system.

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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