Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. Looking back at last week when I wrote my email, I was still feeling like the rug had been pulled out from under me. My focus was narrow and it was on the business and our team. A week has gone by and I… Continue reading Gratitude
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. I have spent a wonderful three weeks in “my happy place”. It has been incredible to think of all I have done and how much time I spent with my team and our guests. I feel truly blessed. Today I will drive the long… Continue reading Shut Down Again!
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all healthy and safe. It was a very busy week with lots of meetings with the team. A highlight for sure was the Harvest Dinner Friday night. So proud of the execution of the event by the team as well as Chef Norma’s amazing food! Yesteday, I was… Continue reading Love and Holidays Are In The Air
Dear Friends, It is already November. The weather has been crisp here in Amity. Fall is my favorite time of year and this week continued to show me why. The sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful, the leaves on the vines are at various stages of turning colors. The air feels so fresh! Thank you… Continue reading My Annual Hike
Dear Friends, Fall is in the air for sure! I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. As we are wrapping up harvest 2020, I wanted to share with you decisions we have made this year as well as October’s Perfect Pairing and some great news about a few of the Rieslings at Brooks. All… Continue reading Harvest Update – 2020
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you enjoying a wonderful Sunday! I returned to Long Beach this weekend to see my son. The reason for my visit was to bring him his cat. He wanted to wait a month until he was settled in his routine with school. This week he called and said he… Continue reading Action You’ve Taken To Be Proud Of In 2020
Dear Friends, Happy Sunday! I hope you are safe, healthy and enjoying the start of Fall. It is my favorite season. I am happy to announce that our new air purifying system has been installed in the Tasting Room and on the Deck. As we move into a colder season, I am proud to have… Continue reading The Declaration of Interdependence
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well, safe and happy. Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. I had a lovely day. Join me in hoping for the fires to end in the Napa Valley. It is unbelievable that this region has been devastated by more fires. It is such a beautiful… Continue reading Sparkling and Our Investment In The Virtual Future
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well, safe and happy. With all the challenges in 2020, I want to focus on celebrating today. So let’s start with celebrating the rain we had in Oregon last week. It is helpful to the firefighters. Our hearts continue to go out to everyone affected by the… Continue reading Things To Celebrate
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all well, safe and happy. Our hearts continue to go out to everyone affected by the fires and to the hardworking firefighters trying to get the wildfires contained in Oregon and across the west coast. It was another challenging week in the Willamette Valley under very hazardous air… Continue reading East Facing and New Tastings
Dear Friends, To start, our winery and our team are safe. We hope that you all are too. We are so grateful to our fire fighters and first responders. Our hearts are with all affected by these fires up and down the west coast. My last email to you last week about the anniversary of… Continue reading Pulling Myself Up By My Bootstraps!
Dear Friends, I hope you have had a wonderful, safe week. Hopefully you are taking a pause and enjoying Labor Day weekend. This weekend, for the last 16 years, has always been emotional. Our founder, my brother Jimi, passed away on September 4, 2004, the Saturday of the long weekend. You can find my recollection… Continue reading You Are A Shining Star