Dear Friends, It has been another fabulous week at Brooks! Everything ran smoothly as we brought 90 tons in the door this week. That is approximately 5,800 cases worth of wine. Winemaker Chris has set the mood in the white fermentation room with a disco ball and Abba. He pressed the first Pinot Noir for… Continue reading Food. Joy. Disco. The 3 Ps of Pinot!
Dear Friends, What an exciting week at Brooks! Our six harvest interns are settled in and have completed their first 15 hour day yesterday! We received Muscat from Muska Vineyard and Gewurztraminer from Oak Ridge Vineyard early in the week. The photo above is receiving our first pinot noir of the vintage. And what made… Continue reading HARVEST HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe and healthy. And thank you to all our healthcare workers on the front lines working so hard for everyone. I had my first COVID test out of an abundance of caution. Not pleasant but grateful that the result was negative. One of my favorite reasons for taking… Continue reading HARVEST, LOVE AND BEYOND BROOKS ARE IN THE AIR!
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe and healthy. Always looking for the good news, we were honored this week to announce that we were named, for the second year, one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine and Spirits Magazine. Wine & Spirits is the only major wine periodical without… Continue reading CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe and healthy. This whole week felt like a constant pivot between new COVID restrictions and managing another heat dome with temperatures above 90 degrees. Sadly, we had to cancel our last Pizza Friday of the summer. But the heat seems to be behind us and now we… Continue reading Cheers To Beyond Brooks Season 2!
Dear Friends, I hope you have had a great week and enjoying a relaxing summer. I hope too you are staying safe from COVID. The weather is bringing lots of challenges to farming and our hospitality. It is supposed to be over 100 for three days again this week. If we aren’t pivoting from COVID,… Continue reading Tuna and Temperance
Dear Friends, It has been another fun and busy week in Amity. We had another few days above 100 degrees, a tiny bit of rain, and forecasts moving all over the place. As you can see above though, the days often ended with beautiful sunsets. I had a couple of fun Brooks team outings this… Continue reading WHEN YOU THINK IT IS A GIRL BUT IT IS A BOY
Dear Friends, I hope you have had a good week. As always, it was busy for me and busy at the winery. We are getting very close to the final lineup for Beyond Brooks 2021/2022 and are thrilled with the new partners we have lined up! I was introduced by a Wine Club Member to… Continue reading Bumble Bees, Name Those Chicks and the Old Salts
Dear Friends, It was a great first week of being reopened. As you can imagine, the demand for reservations is higher than ever. It has been great to see so many friends again. Reservations are required and if you are looking for a weekend spot, booking a week in advance will be the best option!… Continue reading Pairings, People and Planet
Dear Friends, Happy 4th of July! I hope this finds you surrounded by friends, family, and your 4th of July traditions! It was a big week in Oregon. We have reopened. Having restrictions in some capacity for 16 months, made me reflect on so many things that had to be thought about during COVID. It… Continue reading Happy Independence Day