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?
Dear Friends, It was a fun but busy week. I had many meetings with the team. I ate my way through the February menu. Chef Norma and our Director of Marketing, Jillian, crafted a new Valentine’s drink for you. I met with our next two Beyond Brooks partners and spent special time with Dick Crannell,… Continue reading A CENTURY FARM
Dear Friends, I didn’t intend for my snowy picture of Yellowstone to be a sign of the week to come in Oregon. I made the long drive up here last Monday. Tuesday morning, Heather and I walked the hill. 5 hours later there was snow falling. By mid afternoon, I encouraged the team to go… Continue reading SNOW, SMELLS AND MORE NATIONAL PRESS
Dear Friends, Three years ago this weekend, for my 50th birthday, I went on a National Geographic Photography Expedition in Yellowstone. It was a photographer’s heaven. We are supposed to get snow in the Willamette Valley this week. It is not quite the same as this but gets me in the mood for snow! I… Continue reading More To Celebrate!
Dear Friends, Good morning from Cambria, CA. January 17th is a special day for our family. My husband, David, and my son, Ryan, share the same birthday! They will be surprised when they get up to see that the Streamer Fairy, who puts streamers on the door of the bedroom, has found her way to… Continue reading Birthdays, Honors and Escapes
Dear Friends, As we all have experienced, COVID has upset businesses and lives across the world. Brooks was greatly impacted too, but thanks to your support of buying wine and visiting us, we have pulled through to take 2021 head-on. One of the greatest lessons I learned last year was how fragile revenue sources can… Continue reading A Stable Base