20th Anniversary – Legacy Series

/20th Anniversary – Legacy Series
20th Anniversary – Legacy Series 2018-09-06T10:25:01+00:00

Honoring the Vision. Crafting the Future.

In September of 2004, at the age of 38, Jimi Brooks unexpectedly passed away as Harvest was about to begin. A group of Jimi’s friends selflessly donated their skill, time, and passion to make Jimi’s 2004 wines in his signature style. For our 20th anniversary, we are celebrating those winemakers with a number of special events and monthly programming. Welcome to The Legacy Series.

Featured Winemaker

Luisa Ponzi, Ponzi Vineyards

A special thanks to Linfield College and their Oregon Wine History Archive project for coordinating the interviews and video footage with each of the featured winemakers.


We are honored to feature two Ponzi Vineyards wines on our tasting flights this month. If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop by and taste them. If not, we encourage you to learn more about them.

2015 Ponzi Dolcetto

“Aromas of Amarena cherries, spiced plum, cassis, and lilac lead to a mouth of ripe dark fruit, coffee, ripe raspberry, and brioche. The finish is long and the tannins linger on and on.”
– Winemaker, Luisa Ponzi

Purchase at Ponzi Vineyards

2016 Ponzi Arneis

“Persimmon, quince, apricot and lemongrass intermingle with wet stone, orange zest and powdered sugar in this perfumed nose.  The bright and lithe palate has a touch of honeyed sweetness, toasted almond and key lime.”
-Winemaker Luisa Ponzi

Purchase at Ponzi Vineyards

Both wines are featured on our Tasting Flights this month, are available for purchase in our Tasting Room, and available on Ponzi’s online store.


Each month, our chef creates a perfect pairing with one of our guest winemaker’s wines.

September Pairing
Brandade: Salt cod, Potatoes, Lemon, Goat Cheese, Parsley, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Oregon Sea Salt

2014 Ponzi Arneis

This pairing is featured daily in our tasting room. A 3 oz. pour of the wine and the pairing is $20.


Maria Ponzi, President of Ponzi Vineyards, will join us in the Brooks Tasting Room on September 29, from 1-4pm.