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The New Brooks
Now Open, Tues - Sun
11am to 5pm
Saturday, September 27th 11am-5pm Grand Opening Celebration!
As many of you know, we have completed our new winery in Amity. It has been busy and fun and people are saying it is one of the best experiences in the Willamette Valley. Thoughts from a few writers.....
"It is already known for the conistent high quiality of both its rieslings and pinot noirs, and can now pair that with a pride-evoking physical presence." Karl Klooster, News Register
"Visitors can belly up to the wine bar or choose from a number of comfortable spots that make it feel more like you’re in the living room of your wealthy, eclectic aunt and uncle than a winery tasting room." Michele Francisco, Winerabble.com
We hope that you will come see for yourself and celebrate our grand opening this Saturday, September 27 from 11-5. In pure Brooks collaborative style, we will be joined by the following:
Evening Land Vineyards | The Eyrie Vineyards | Walter Scott Wines | Heater Allen Brewery | Thrive Pacific NW Food Truck | Tamami Chocolates
Entry is $30 and provides you with tasting of all and a relaxing afternoon....guranteed!
KEEP IN TOUCH
2014....A PIVOTAL YEAR IN THE MAKING
2014 is off and running and may likely be the biggest year in our history! We will do all that we can to keep you updated! Please check back here on a regular basis and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see daily posts! A quick summary of the latest:
NEW WINERY CONSTRUCTION
On April 1, (no joke) we began construction on a new 12,000 square foot winery and tasting facility on the grounds of our Estate vineyard in the Eola Amity Hills. Chris will finally have production areas for both fermentation and barrels instead of having to play his current game of tetris! And for our customers, from the majestic setting where the winery will be located, on a clear the view will include four mountains on a sunny day behind the expanse of the Willamette Valley. The outdoor patios and comfortable tasting room will provide our customers with a warm, casual experience in pure Brooks style. Construction will be completed by harvest 2014!
AMERICAN WINE STORY
2014 takes us to the big screen! Three Crows Media has produced a documentary film about a groups of winemakers who were willing to take the life changing move to dive into the wine industry. The story of our founder, Jimi Brooks and the complete Brooks story is about half the content of the documentary. It is an amazing tribute to an amazing person! And it is taking off in the film festival world...currently headed to River Bend, Mendocino and Newport Beach! To watch the trailer, click here. To read more about the movie and see the film festival schedule, click here.
WE HAVE ADDED TO OUR TEAM
We are pleased to announce that Jess Pierce is our new Director of Wine Education and Communications. Jess has a wonderful background including being a certified sommelier, her Masters in Food Culture and Communications; Human Ecology and Sustainability. After graduation, she interned in Germany with Dr. Loosen and Weingut Selbach-Oster. In Oregon, she not only has worked harvest for us, she was the key hospitality associate at Domaine Serene as well as the General Manager and sommelier at the awesome Ned Ludd restaurant in Portland. She is already having a tremendous impact and are glad to have her join our incredible team!
Janie Brooks Heuck
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“...Affordable, approachable, expressive wines that display an inherent balance of acid, fruit and tannin.
...Passion for top-quality Riesling and Pinot Noir...” - Cole Danehower, co-publisher and wine editor of Northwest Palate