20th Anniversary – Legacy Series

/20th Anniversary – Legacy Series
20th Anniversary – Legacy Series 2018-12-04T13:35:47+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

Tad Seestedt – Ransom Wine & Spirits

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 wines from Ransom Wine & Spirits. 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 Tinto Cão


2017 Albariño

Adopted from a hillside cooled by maritime winds and a long rainy season in Spain and planted in another such climate in the coolest parts of the Willamette Valley, we believe this wine presents a compelling case for a new home for Albariño.  The 2017 Albariño opens with fresh and vibrant aromatics of Meyer lemon and wildflower honey.  On the palate, acid-driven flavors of lemon pastille and Asian pear complement layers of minerality and sur lie creaminess. The wine finishes with nerve and great energy.


Both wines are featured on our Tasting Flights this month, are available for purchase in our Tasting Room, and available via the links under each wine.


Seared Duck Breast with Squash Puree, Pomegranate Demi Sauce is the featured recipe for the month.

Paired with 2015 Ransom Tinto Cão.

This pairing is featured daily in our tasting room. A 3 oz. pour of the wine and the pairing is $23.


Tad will join us in the Brooks tasting room on December 29th, from 1-4pm.