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!
Dear Friends, It is Mother’s Day! I am going to keep this short and sweet today as I imagine most of you are celebrating with family. I am in Oregon and sad to not be with my kids. I did get to see them both a couple of weeks ago which was great! Being a… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
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!