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A native of Texas, Abby McManigle started her career by traveling westward to Le Cordon Bleu at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, where she graduated with honors. She honed her skills at several prestigious restaurants in San Francisco, eventually starting her own catering business that focused on high-end wine and food dinners.

McManigle also worked as a wine representative for Revel Wines and Winemongers in California, before falling in love with and moving to Oregon Wine Country. After several years as the executive chef at Ken Wright Cellars, McManigle joined the team at Brooks, where she combines her extensive expertise with food and refined knowledge of wine.

At Brooks, McManigle expertly pairs wines with flavors from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Her menu takes advantage of seasonal produce from Brooks’ Biodynamic gardens and eggs from the winery’s chickens. Brooks’ vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers make appearances alongside McManigle’s full menu, which is served throughout the day at Brooks’ tasting room, and at the winery’s monthly dinners and classes.

McManigle enjoys the creative freedom at Brooks: “I love tasting a wide variety of wines and pairing them with the cuisines of the Pacific Northwest, to demonstrate how they relate to each other.” And by incorporating more exotic spices (her favorites are cumin, cinnamon, saffron, coriander, and ginger), McManigle also hopes to showcase the versatility of Willamette Valley wines alongside different ethnic foods.



Featured Recipe

Slow Braised Spiced Duck, Pumpkin White Bean Puree, Plum Pinot Sauce



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Want to know what Brooks wine pairs best with filet mignon? How about some recipe ideas for the perfect dinner party? Ask Chef Abby your food or wine question.

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Chef Abby’s Tips

Spring fava beans are in season. They have a very short window. A quick easy way to make a salad with out the laborious process of shucking and blanching is by simply tossing the whole bean in the pod with olive oil and sea salt. Throw them on the grill until lightly charred. You can eat the entire bean whole with a few shavings of parmesan or your favorite goat cheese.




Dinners & Classes

Upcoming Events

Oct
22
Sun
11:30 am Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
In this class Chef Abby will give you the simple tools to navigate[...]
Oct
26
Thu
6:30 pm Spice Trade Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room
Spice Trade Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spice Trade Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
$75/person | Club discounts apply | Gratuity not included Our Spice Trade Dinner[...]
Nov
29
Wed
5:30 pm Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
In this class Chef Abby will give you the simple tools to navigate[...]
Dec
2
Sat
6:30 pm Holiday Champagne Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room
Holiday Champagne Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday Champagne Dinner @ Brooks Winery Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
$100/person | Club discounts apply | Gratuity not included Ring in the holiday[...]
Dec
10
Sun
11:00 am Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
In this class Chef Abby will give you the simple tools to navigate[...]
Dec
16
Sat
12:00 pm Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pairing Food & Wine, 101 @ Brooks Tasting Room | Amity | Oregon | United States
In this class Chef Abby will give you the simple tools to navigate[...]

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