Sun Break Wines

Premium quality, small batch, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills/Willamette Valley)

Sun Break Wines: Unique Value-Priced Oregon Pinot Noir” Prince of Pinot

  • Three styles of Pinot Noir from the Cortell-Rose Vineyard
  • Bright, elegant Chardonnay from Royer Vineyard
  • No added sulfites during fermentations nor the first  months of élevage
  • Neutral oak barrels and lees stirring/bâtonnage
  • Dry farmed vineyards
  • No herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used at the vineyards

Our Pinot Noir is crafted for finesse, complexity and intensity of flavor and aromatics in five styles: Colette, the most fruit focused of the three red wines, from 100% destemmed fermentations; Ariane, a lighter style red wine with savory, earthy and more tannin, from 100% whole cluster fermentation; Marie-Paule, a blend of two red Pinots styles for added depth and character; Nicolette, a white wine from Pinot Noir (blanc de noir); and Marie, a rose’ of Pinot Noir.

All six clones/blocks from the vineyard are used, a key factor in the wines’ quality. The vineyard is dry farmed, and no herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used.

Our J Marie Chardonnay from Royer Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills/Willamette Valley is bright and aromatic with citrus, white flower, and white peach flavors and notes of struck-flight minerality. Lemon curd richness lingers on the finish. The vineyard is also dry farmed, and no herbicides or synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used.


2018 Colette Pinot Noir, Sold out in 10 months, 94pts, (Wine Enthusiast WE)
2018 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir, 93pts/Editors’ Choice (WE)
2018 Ariane Pinot Noir, Sold out 9 mos., 93 pts (Prince of Pinot), 92pts (WE)

2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir, Open Claim Vineyard 92pts/Editors’ Choice (WE)
2019 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir, Cortell-Rose Vineyard 91pts (WE, James Suckling)
2019 Ariane Pinot Noir, 91 pts (WE)
2019 Colette Pinot Noir, not reviewed, 91.1pts Cellar Tracker 5/4/24 (CT)

2021 Marie-Paule Reserve Pinot Noir 93 pts./Editors’ Choice (WE)
2021 Colette Pinot Noir 91 pts.
International Wine Report (IWR) 92.2 pts. (CT 5/4/24)
2021 Ariane Pinot Noir 92 pts.
2021 Marie-Paule Pinot Noir 92 pts.

2021 Nicolette White Pinot Noir 90 pts. (WE)
2022 J Marie Chardonnay 91pts. (WE)


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