Dear friends near and far,

It is so unsettling the pace at which our world is changing. Just over a week ago, I was preparing for a 10 day trip to 4 cities – all were cancelled as well as all events and trips through the end of June at this point. It’s hard for me to not be in Oregon with the team but I’m grateful that I am at home safe with my kids and husband in California. I hope the same for you.

I, too, have received a zillion emails about how companies are responding to COVID19. Here is the response from Brooks: Our care and concern for the well being of our team and guests has ALWAYS been our top priority and as such, we have and continue to follow all the Federal and State mandates and guidelines that have been issued. Amen.

A friend said to me this week, every winery email sounds the same “Buy My Wine, Buy My Wine”. Right now we know that is not what matters. Let us use this time to support one another through stories, and humor and guidance. From the #brookspantrychallenge on Instagram to the livestream we are doing Monday morning, we will be using our collective power to bring some joy and knowledge in these worrying days.

Brooks is resilient. Thanks to our community and our customers, we have stood the test of time. Now we are here to give back!

I am here should you want to reach out. My cell is 831-238-4828 and my email is [email protected]

– Janie Brooks Heuck

Join our #BrooksPantryChallenge! We know you love wine which probably means you love to cook too.

Post a video or photo of you making your favorite quarantine-friendly pantry recipe and use the hashtag: #BrooksPantryChallenge.

Our team has started the challenge. Heidi from the tasting room, Jillian, our Director of Marketing and Chef Norma’s have posted their videos as well as Pascal making ratatouille from lockdown in Paris!

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