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Riesling is Bad Ass, Part Deux

Riesling is the ONLY grape varietal that has an international organization to support it and a self-proclaimed overlord.

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Riesling is Bad Ass

As an adjective, “badass” is defined as: Tough, uncompromising, intimidating. At Brooks, we have built our brand around our commitment to Riesling. So why do we think these terms best describe this noble grape?

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Why We Love 2019 and Some Fun Facts

There is so much you learn about a vintage from bud break to bloom. Throughout the season, you are proactive and responding to Mother Nature (and yes, she deserves the stature of capital letters).

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How it Feels to be a Top 100 Winery

The list of the Top 100 was released Friday, September 20th. It was then that we found out that of the Top 100, 36 were from the US, NINE of which are from Oregon! So proud of our Oregon wineries for representing so well!

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The Legacy Continues

I arrived at his house in McMinnville around 10pm. It was filled with people, the vast majority of which I did not know. Overwhelmed and anxious, I looked for, and finally found, Pascal and his mom, Bozena.

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The Day Jimi Passed Away

Confusion, emotion, disbelief, and panic set in.  I was in California.  I needed to get to Oregon. The next hours, days and weeks that went by were blurry to say the least.

Jimi Brooks with family

When Pascal met Pascal

Jimi, my brother and our founder, developed his passion for making wine in the Beaujolais region of France from 1990-1995. I always knew that his time there was extremely important to him, but had no context, local color, or stories to share.

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Digging in the Dirt

As a Biodynamic vineyard, we get a lot of questions about our soil practices. Since we think this is a practice that can benefit your garden at home, we wanted to share some details.