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
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… Continue reading Let’s Go Beyond Brooks!
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… Continue reading A Magical Time Of Year
Dear Friends, I sure hope this finds you healthy and well! I took a big leap this week and made the 10 hour drive to the Oregon. It is hot up here and has been a busy few days already. I wanted to share some photos with you. The ones above was my sunrise this… Continue reading Friends, Wine and Laughter
Dear Friends, I hope that you have had a good week and everyone remains healthy and safe. The movie trailer, above, is a special telling of the Brooks story and other winery owners and their journey into the wine world. About half the film is the story of Brooks with so many of Jimi’s friends,… Continue reading A Movie and A Scintillating Wine
Dear Friends, Happy August! How can that be?? Regardless, I hope this finds you safe, healthy and hopeful! This week marked a milestone in our cellar…the last bottling of the year! While the work in the cellar never stops, COVID did throw it’s own wrench into our plans. At the beginning of 2020, we had… Continue reading 💪 Superman and Wonder Dog 🐾
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,… Continue reading A Life Lesson Turned Tradition
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe, healthy and hopeful! This week you get to hear from the two most influential men at Brooks as well how to take advantage of the best we offer! Enjoy! Pascal Update (part 2) Last week, I updated you on Pascal in Paris. This week, let’s hear it… Continue reading A Letter From Paris and Reveals On Our Winemaker
Dear Friends, I hope you had a restful and safe 4th of July. It was nice and quiet here with just my husband and kids. I actually took the day off work which was nice! Back at it now. I have a powerful story to share with you. I hope you enjoy! Our Role To… Continue reading An Inspirational Story Is Not Enough!