Machine Breaker, Oregon

Pierre Brigandant, Aube, Côtes Des Bars, Channes

Wine maker/distiller Tad Seestedt’s Machine Breaker label is an inherently ephemeral project. The first
vintage produced under this label is from 2012, an outstanding Oregon vintage with a mid/late October

harvest, perfect dry weather and low yields. We can’t say for sure which vintage will be its last but as sure as vitis vinfera roots are candy to the invasive and deadly Phylloxera louse, Machine Breaker’s days are numbered. The label was conceived of as an homage to farmers that Tad works with in the Eola-Amity Hills, to their ungrafted Pinot Noir vines and to their ultimately doomed plight.

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Country: Region: Appellation: Producer: Year Founded: Annual Production Total: Farming: Harvest Method: Total Estate Size:
United States Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Tad Seestedt 2012 Organic Manual

Wine Name Warieties Average Vine Age Soil Vineyard Area Elevage Filteration Fining Annual Production
Cattrall Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Gris 100% pinot gris 38 years Basaltic The fruit was 100% whole-cluster pressed, settled and racked into a stainless steel tank where it was fermented at low temperature yes yes 103 cases
‘We the People’ Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 100% pinot noir 9-47 years Various The wine ages 11-13 months in mixed French cooperage for two years prior to blending and bottling. no no 1,829 cases
‘The Innocents’ Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 100% pinot noir 38-44 years Yamhill soils The wine ages 20 months in mixed French cooperage for two years prior to blending and bottling no no 212 cases