Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well, healthy and happy. I hope that the COVID cases where you live are decreasing. I wish I could say the same for Oregon. Sadly, cases are on the rise, more work for the brave people on the front lines, more people suffering from the virus and the… Continue reading Spring Is In The Air
Dear Friends, I hope you had a wonderful week. My week was filled with your responses to last week’s email about the Wine Club. SO many great ideas and comments. I have created a google doc of all and made it required reading for the entire company. Thank you so much for the love and… Continue reading Meet The Guards of Brooks Estate
Dear Friends, It is an exciting week in the Estate vineyard! Bud break is happening in every block: the Pinot Gris, the Old Vine Pommard, the Riesling and the rest of the Pinot Noir! After pruning, bud break is the next big milestone during the growing season. The vines are looking healthy although we could… Continue reading Celebrate New Beginnings and Big Goals
Dear Friends, I am beside myself with inspiration and joy from an amazing week and amazing Beyond Brooks yesterday. Spring is in the air and there is a lot to be grateful for. Enjoy your Sunday! FREEZING AND LOSSES IN EUROPE We are thinking of all of the farmers in France and Italy who endured… Continue reading Celebrate Regeneration, Ageability and Burgers!
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you well and enjoying the holiday weekend. Thank you to all of you who have been sharing your “Aha moments” of Riesling with me. Please keep them coming. The gifts will be sent no matter when you share them! I am excited for all of you who purchased the Riesling… Continue reading Food. glorious food.
Dear Friends, This week marks week 52 of my weekly emails, an entire year. I don’t consider myself a very consistent person so I am surprised that I have been able to keep up with these. What motivates me to do so is that about 4,000 of you open them up every week and so… Continue reading Balance Is The Dance
Dear Friends, Happy Spring! It was gray skies that drizzled rain most of this week where I am in California. Yesterday, it felt wonderful to get outside for a hike at one of my favorite places. The week’s weather was evident from the slippery paths but more so from all the brand new, bright green… Continue reading SPRING AND AHA MOMENTS
Dear Friends, The outpouring of support last week was overwhelming, in a good way. Not just the celebratory emails I received from so many of you, but all the 2018 Red Letter Pinot Noir we sold. Most importantly was the reminder for me that every day is precious and should be lived with intention. Since… Continue reading WHAT? A DOUBLE JIMBOW?
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe, happy, healthy and hopefully seeing the first signs of Spring! Today is a special day. It is my brother’s birthday! My brother, Jimi, our founder, would have turned 55 years old today. And while it is bittersweet in obvious ways, it always reminds me that he lived… Continue reading We Only Make This Wine ONCE A Decade!
Dear Friends, It is hard to believe we are already on the last day of February. March and spring are around the corner! We are very happy to see cases continuing to decline in Oregon and that counties are moving to fewer restrictions for all. After three long months of being open outdoors only, we… Continue reading COMMUNITY IS KEY
Dear Friends, Where ever you are in the US, I hope this finds you safe from weather conditions and with power. What a crazy couple of weeks of weather. Let’s hope things recover quickly. We are busy around the winery. Chris and the team are working on blending the 2019 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. The… Continue reading GRILLED CHEESE SO GOOD IT GIVES BACK?
Dear Friends, After our first round of snow two weeks ago, we were hopeful that winter had passed. Then the forecast for this week appeared. We had rain, sleet, and more rain with freezing temperatures all day long. Each day we watched hoping to see improvements. It is a holiday weekend and we were sold… Continue reading WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?