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
Dear Friends, Wherever you are, I hope you are staying cool. We are in an extreme heat situation this weekend in Oregon. At the winery, we had to close our outdoor areas as well as limit the equipment being used in the kitchen. We added seating in production where it is nice and cool. The… Continue reading Is Your Favorite Vintage Drinking?
Dear Friends, Happy Father’s Day to all those dads out there! Give all of those Fathers in your life a hug today. They deserve it! After cool temperatures and a bit of rain this week, temperatures in Amity are on the rise. It is supposed to be over 90 the next few days. I have… Continue reading Dads. Hot Dogs. Travel. Sparklers.
Dear Friends, It has been a fun week at the winery. I have seen a lot of people from my childhood/high school years. I am so appreciative of their support of Brooks and it brings back SO many fond memories. We had our first summer concert last night. It was a little chilly but so… Continue reading Father’s Day is a Red Letter Day
Dear Friends, Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope it is relaxing and the weather, wherever you are, is feeling like summer. It is a beautiful weekend here in Oregon. It is also a very busy weekend. Historically, Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest wine tasting weekends in the Willamette Valley. Last year, it… Continue reading HE WAS GOING TO WORK HARVEST WITH JIMI…
Dear Friends, Another fun, but busy, week here in Amity. Last year, when we were able to reopen after COVID shutdowns, we expanded our wine and food service to our area nicknamed “the lemonshade”. The shaded roof has cutouts that are shaped like lemons, hence how it got its name. Our winemaker, Chris, built amazing… Continue reading Celebrate National Drinking With Chickens Day!
Dear Friends, What a couple of busy weeks in Oregon! It has been so great to spend time with our team and guests. Time is flying. Almost every day that I am here I “walk the hill”. The winery is perched 750 feet up in the Eola Hills. Walking the hill is a 2 mile… Continue reading Celebrate The Season!