20th Anniversary – Legacy Series

/20th Anniversary – Legacy Series
20th Anniversary – Legacy Series 2018-07-01T11:19:00+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

Steve Doerner, Cristom 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 Cristom wines on our tasting flights this month. If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop by and taste them.

2014 Cristom Estate Pinot Noir
95 points – Vinous
“Bright red. Suave, smoke-accented aromas of raspberry preserves, pungent flowers, incense and cola, along with a hint of allspice in the background. Sappy and expansive on the palate, offering intense red berry, allspice and floral pastille flavors that are sharpened by a jolt of zesty acidity. Shows superb clarity and spicy bite on a long, penetrating finish shaped by silky, even tannins. The interplay of power and finesse here is really something.” Drinking window 2020-2027
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2018


2016 Cristom Estate Viognier
The 2016 Cristom Vineyards Estate Viognier exhibits the pure, and nearly textbook, characteristics of this varietal, with aromas of orange blossoms, honeysuckle, clover, and anise as well as the ripe fruit aromas of peach, apricot, and lychee.  Slightly viscous on the palate, with bright and mouth watering acidity that support the fruit structure of the wine, it is well integrated and perfectly balanced.


Both wines are featured on our Tasting Flights this month, are available for purchase in our Tasting Room, or can be purchased directly from Cristom Wines.


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

For July, she is featuring a Shrimp Ceviche with Pineapple, Marcona Almond, and Mojito Vinaigrette served atop a Savory Lime-Coconut Sabayon. It is paired with Cristom’s 2016 Estate Vigonier.

Click here for the recipe.

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


Steve will join us July 14, from 1-4 pm, to pour and talk about the wines.