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What? A Double Jimbow?

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…

Spring Is In The Air

Spring Is In The Air

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…

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Rosé Everyday, Virtual Tastings and What is Pascal Doing?

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe, healthy and hopeful! It is hard to believe it is the middle of July already. The concept of time is very odd during this pandemic. Pascal Update Paris has begun to reopen. Pascal, the winery owner and my nephew, has returned to work in the wine bar.…

Harvest, Love and Beyond Brooks Are in the Air!

Harvest, Love and Beyond Brooks Are in the Air!

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you safe and healthy. And thank you to all our healthcare workers on the front lines working so hard for everyone. I had my first COVID test out of an abundance of caution. Not pleasant but grateful that the result was negative. One of my favorite reasons for taking…

Celebrate the Legacy of Brooks, the Upcoming Harvest and Bees!

Celebrate the Legacy of Brooks, the Upcoming Harvest and Bees!

Dear Friends, September 4th was the 17 year anniversary of our founder and my brother Jimi’s passing. This year it fell on a Saturday just like it did the day he died. Many of his friends texted me yesterday. It is always emotional but I always try to find the silver lining. September’s theme is…

B Corp Declaration

The Declaration of Interdependence

Dear Friends, Happy Sunday! I hope you are safe, healthy and enjoying the start of Fall. It is my favorite season. I am happy to announce that our new air purifying system has been installed in the Tasting Room and on the Deck. As we move into a colder season, I am proud to have…

Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good

Dear Friends, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for all of you, my team, my family, and all the gifts I have in this life. My son and his cat have returned home for the rest of the year so our gang is all back together and it feels great.…

Boats, Barrels and Bottles

Boats, Barrels and Bottles

Dear Friends, Today is the last day of vacation. We have had a fabulous time as it was the first time we have gone away together since COVID. It didn’t quite replace the Brooks trip to Siciliy but it was so fun. Our highlight, for sure, was our four-hour sailboat trip in the San Francisco…

Charcuterie and Spice, Everything Nice!

Charcuterie and Spice, Everything Nice!

Dear Friends, What a fun and busy week. It rained a lot but we need it so no complaints! Rain brings beautiful “Jimbows” like the one above that we saw on Tuesday. (Photo credit to Christy!) Chef Norma crafted a delicious meal for our Harvest Dinner on Friday that delighted our guests. Beyond Brooks was…

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Harvest Update – 2020

Dear Friends, Fall is in the air for sure! I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. As we are wrapping up harvest 2020, I wanted to share with you decisions we have made this year as well as October’s Perfect Pairing and some great news about a few of the Rieslings at Brooks. All…