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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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Let’s Go Beyond Brooks!

Dear Friends, I hope you have had a wonderful, safe week. And to all of you near fires and hurricanes, I hope you are safe. 2020 is unbelievable. I returned back to California from Oregon. It was a 10 hour drive. It was heartbreaking to drive through the smoke and see all the fire damage…
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A Magical Time Of Year

Dear Friends, I sure hope this finds you healthy and well! On Thursday night we had some rain which is very rare in August in Oregon. The skies were beautiful. I captured the photo above as the sun was setting but lit up Mt Hood between two sets of clouds. You are looking east across…
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A Life Lesson Turned Tradition

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe, healthy and hopeful! For the past 15 years, this Sunday, the Sunday of the International Pinot Noir Celebration, would find me and hundreds of others exhausted after the 3 day celebration. Exhausted, in a good way. It is a true celebration of the love of Pinot Noir,…
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