Puffin Wines is owned by Steven and Maryann Sinkler.  The winery was founded in 2007 and makes a carefully selected handful of wines from Oregon and Washington grapes. 

Puffin Wines are sold in the Sinkler’s wine shop, The Wine Shack of Cannon Beach, and in a few select wine shops along the Oregon Coast. Because of their exceptional value, Puffin Wines are the best-selling wines in The Wine Shack.

An Invitation To Join
Puffin & Friends Wine Club

Our new “Puffin & Friends” Wine Club is unlike any other wine club you’ve heard of.

In addition to offering our own delicious Puffin wines, we’re including amazing wines from some of our favorite Pacific Northwest wineries.   That’s right…you get Puffin wines AND wines from other local wineries. Because we own a wine store, we have access to the finest wines made in the Pacific Northwest.

Three levels: Trio, Six Pack, Case
From $89 per shipment

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The Puffin Wines

Puffin Red Wine   $26

Puffin Red Wine (Non-Vintage) is a unique and delicious blend of 4 classic French grapes; Syrah (44%), Merlot (33%), Pinot Noir (16%) and Malbec (7%).  This wine is layered with dark fruit aromas and flavors, including black cherries, plums and violets.  A beautiful, deep garnet color, Puffin Red Wine delivers a soft mouth-feel with moderate tannins.

Puffin Red Wine is food friendly and pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including wood-fired pizza, barbecued ribs, burgers or portabella mushroom.

All of the fruit for this delicious wine is from vineyards in near Walla Walla, Washington.  This area is well respected for its red wine vineyards.

In the cellar, this Red Wine was aged for 9 months in oak barrels.   Approximately 67% of the oak barrels were French and 33% of the oak was American.    

Puffin Red Wine is made by John Derthick, the Winemaker for Lujon Wines.  Lujon Wines have recently received excellent industry recognition, including their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator.   Wine Enthusiast has named Lujon’s Pinot Gris and Riesling “Best Buys”.

Cases Produced: 100 cases

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Puffin Pinot Gris 2015    $21

This soft amber colored Pinot Gris offers floral perfumes of honeysuckle that grab your attention.  Subtle aromas of apple blossoms, melon, and lemon zest follow and make this wine so inviting!

In the mouth, this wine is bright from start to finish. Fruit flavors of apple, apricot, pear and citrus fruit allow the wine to linger well long into the finish.

Serve well chilled. This Pinot Gris pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including Asian cuisine, cheese plates, salads, fish and shellfish (especially crab cakes). It also is a nice companion for a summer day at the beach or on the patio.

The 2015 Puffin Pinot Gris is made by Ray Walsh, the Winemaker at Capitello Wines in Eugene. Ray has an incredible pedigree with Pinot Gris as he was previously the Head Winemaker at King Estate, the US’ leading Pinot Gris producer, prior to starting Capitello Wines.

Our 2015 Puffin Pinot Gris won a GOLD Medal at the 2016 Oregon Wine Awards and a SILVER Medal at the 2016 Savor Northwest Wine Awards.  Enjoy!buy-now

Puffin Chardonnay 2015    $25

This delightful straw Chardonnay offers tropical aromas of mango and papaya that grab your attention.  Subtle aromas of apple and honey follow and make this a wine to savor!

In the mouth, this cool climate Chardonnay is soft from start to finish. Tropical Fruit flavors make their presence known and a slight nuttiness allows the wine to linger well into the finish.

Serve slightly chilled.  This food friendly Chardonnay pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including cheese plates, salads, and crab cakes.   It also is a nice companion for a summer day at the beach or on the patio.

The fruit for this delicious Chardonnay is sourced from one of the northernmost vineyards in the Willamette Valley, Aggravation Hill Vineyard, located outside of Banks, OR.    The wine goes thru malolactic fermentation and is aged in French oak.

Our 2015 Puffin Chardonnay earned a SILVER Medal at the 2016 Savor Northwest Wine Awards.

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Puffin Rosé 2015   $20    SOLD OUT

Our 2015 Puffin Rosé is certain to be a crowd pleaser again this year.  A delicious blend of Grenache and Syrah, this salmon colored Rose’ delivers intense tropical aromas of strawberry, grapefruit and rhubarb.

In the mouth, this wine is crisp but is balanced nicely with minimal acidity.  This appealing mouth-feel is round, fresh and combines nicely with the flavors of strawberry cake and grapefruit zest.

Produced in collaboration with Del Rio Vineyards, Puffin Rosé has quickly become one of the best selling wines at The Wine Shack.

Our Puffin Rosé won a SILVER Medal and both the 2016 Oregon Wine Awards and the 2016 Savor Northwest Wine Awards.   Additionally, 2015 Puffin Rosé was named a “Cellar Selection” by the Oregon Wine Press (July 2016).     buy-now

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Puffin Pinot Noir 2013   $29

Puffin’s flagship wine!  The 2013 Puffin Pinot Noir takes you back to Burgundy with aromas of earth, smoke and dark fruit.  Flavors of plum and red fruit appear in the mid-palate.  This wine is nicely balanced, which gives it a long, clean finish matched with soft tannins.

We are fortunate to work with Sean Driggers, Pudding River’s talented winemaker, who makes Puffin Pinot Noir.  This wine is a “single-vineyard, estate” Pinot Noir with fruit from Pudding River’s vineyard in Salem, OR.

The 2013 Puffin Pinot Noir recently was named a “JUDGES SELECTION” at the 2016 Great Northwest Invitational, as well as a  BRONZE Medal at both the 2016 Oregon Wine Awards and the 2016 Savor Northwest Wine Awards.buy-now

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Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  $34

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon delivers enticing aromas of dark fruit and herbs. On the palate, this Cabernet is layered with fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry, combined with flavors of mint, sage and cedar.  A beautiful, deep garnet color, Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon has firm tannins and hints of toasted spice.

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon is food friendly and pairs nicely with a wide variety of foods, including grilled steak, brisket, beef tenderloin, hard cheeses, pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs.

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon is made by John Derthick, the winemaker at Lujon Cellars and contains 100% fruit from the well known “Spofford Station” vineyard in the Walla Walla AVA.

Puffin 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon earned a SILVER medal at the 2016 Savor Northwest Wine Awards.buy-now