Sun Break Wine and Cider

The Break Down

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

Naturally delicious: We use traditional practices with no sulfites added for both wine and cider making.

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.  Many of our apples are local, no-spray dessert and heirloom/cider apples.  

One percent of your purchases are donated to the environment, including carbon offsets. We are a 1% for the Planet member.

Sun Break 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

One vineyard, five clones, three distinct wines:  Three delicious premium quality Pinot Noirs from the Cortell-Rose Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills Viticulture Area, Willamette Valley. The 2018 vintage (94 pts, Vinous) from the Cortell-Rose Vineyard produced wonderfully complex Pinots with compelling and concentrated flavor depth and intensity. The 2019 vintage is also excellent with good fruit intensity, a bit less color but more refined elegance than 2018.

Colette 2019 Pinot Noir:  Cortell-Rose Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (2018 94pts Wine Enthusiast) Colette is the most fruit-driven of the three Pinot Noirs we produce. Dried cherry and red currant on the nose. Overripe raspberry with a hint of Saigon cinnamon on the palate. Cranberry finish. Insanely bright with shining acidity.” Alex Neely, Libertine Wines  Crafted from hand-picked Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 114 and 667 Pinot Noir clones fermented from 100% destemmed grapes, and aged in older French oak barrels for 10 months on its lees. 238 cases produced.

Ariane 2018 Pinot Noir: Cortell-Rose Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon. (92pts Wine Enthusiast) Ariane is a more structured wine, showing great black cherry and currant fruit flavors and aromas, and enhanced mid-palate savory and cedar notes, a gentle tannic grip and a long, pleasing finish. Ariane is crafted from hand-picked Dijon 777 Pinot Noir clones fermented from 100% whole grape clusters, and aged in older French oak barrels for 16 months on its lees. 67 cases produced. 

Marie-Paule 2018 Pinot Noir: Cortell-Rose Vineyard, 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.” Paul Gregutt, WE. Includes Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon 114, 667 and 777 Pinot Noir clones. Aged in older French oak barrels on its lees. 156 cases produced.  

Availability
Portland and Willamette Valley Free Delivery: contact David dpatte62@ gmail dot com
Bend: Newport Ave Market  Corvallis: Corvallis Brewery Supply and Bottle Shop, First Alternative Coop (North and South Stores), Market of choice, Wineopolis and City Limits   Eugene: Oregon Wine L.A.B.  Hood River: Mylan Wines   Newberg: Barley & Vine Tavern  Welches: Hoodland Thriftway

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.

Dabinett 2019 Dry Heritage Cider: Zesty, fall apple and floral flavors with a crisp, refreshing 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.

Sold Out — Gravenstein Gold 2019 Dry Heritage Cider:  Zesty, green apple flavors, white flower aromatics, with a crisp, refreshing finish. Made from fresh-picked organic practices Willamette Valley apples featuring 30% Gravenstein and Golden Russet along with another 10 heritage varieties such as Reine de Pommes, Vilberie, Muscadet de Dieppe, Amere de Berthecourt, Ashmead’s Kernel, Dabinette, and Wickson. Small-batch, unfiltered and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added. 

Liberty Red 2019 Dry Heritage Cider: Hints of rose potpourri aromatics are followed by bright and zesty red apple flavors, deep-flavored nutmeg/baking spice, with a crisp, dry tea-like finish. Made from fresh-picked Willamette Valley apples featuring 70% Liberty Red no-spray apples along with 6 heritage varieties including Muscat de Bernay, Marechal, Dabinett, Porter’s Perfection, Wickson and Kingston Black. Small-batch, unfiltered and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Idyll Acres Perfection 2019 Dry Heritage Cider: Beautiful floral and fruit aromatics, with deep wine-like, caramel apple flavors, and a crisp, dry oolong tea finish. Made with 100% Willamette Valley heirloom/cider apples from the Idyll Acres Orchard, features 20% Porter’s Perfection along with four other heritage varieties: Muscat de Bernay, Marechal, Dabinett, and Wickson. Small-batch, unfiltered and naturally bottle-carbonated. No sulfites added.

Availability
Willamette Valley Free Delivery: contact David Dpatte@ gmail dot com 
Bend: Jackson’s Corner, Market of Choice, Newport Ave Market  Corvallis: Corvallis Brewery Supply and Bottle Shop, First Alternative Food Coop (North and South stores), City Limits, del Alma Restaurant, Market of Choice  Eugene: Bier Stein, Capella Market, Market of Choice (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, McMenamin’s 23rd Ave Bottle Shop, New Seasons (Happy Valley, Orenco, Seven Corners, University Park), Nu Right Way Food Center (Miss. Ave.), Pearl Specialty Market and Spirits, The Place, Uptown Beer Co., Vino Veritas Wine Bar & Bottle Shop, Wayward Sandwiches   Salem: Barrel and Keg, Liquor Outlet, Roths Sunnyside, The Yard Food Park   Silverton: Roths   Sisters: Cork Cellars  Troutdale: Troutdale Liquor Store  Welches: Cooper’s Wine Bar

Food Pairings

Colette Pinot Noir: 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: Can pair 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 one percent of our wine and cider sales to environmental projects and carbon offsets.  22 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are offset annually by Sun Break 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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