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AMERICAN WINE STORY
A little less than two years ago, I was approached by a film company called Three Crows Media. They were filming a movie called “American Wine Story” about why people leave their day jobs to risk following their dreams by entering the wine industry and over the course of interviewing many winemakers and growers, they kept hearing about the story of Jimi Brooks. After meeting with them and hearing their plans, I said that we would be willing to participate...[continue reading]
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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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