Brooks Stories

Balance Is The Dance

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…
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SPRING AND AHA MOMENTS

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…
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WHAT? A DOUBLE JIMBOW?

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…
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COMMUNITY IS KEY

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…
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A CENTURY FARM

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,…
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More To Celebrate!

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…
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A Stable Base

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…
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