Brooks Stories

Gratitude

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…
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Shut Down Again!

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…
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My Annual Hike

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…
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Harvest Update – 2020

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…
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Things To Celebrate

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…
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East Facing and New Tastings

East Facing and New Tastings

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…
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You Are A Shining Star

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…
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