A tasting of four topnotch, highly regarded Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs caught me by surprise when my favorite ended up being the only one I had never heard of. After tasting several of their other wines, Brooks had become a personal conversational centerpiece. I could hardly control my enthusiasm over their Janus Pinot Noir and several of their Rieslings. West Coast Riesling and Brooks were a marriage made in heaven. Add to that the additional discovery of their commitment to sustainability and biodynamic farming and we had a ConsciousWinery. – Jeff Weissler
Founded in 1998, Brooks is a reflection of the visionary Portland native, Jimi Brooks. His reverence for the land and vines made him a practitioner of organic and biodynamic farming. The great respect for vineyard individuality and mastery of blending, allowed his wines to achieve the greatest depth, flavors and balance.
While Jimi is no longer with us, his dynamic spirit lives on through his wines, family and friends. With the outpouring of generosity and friendship by the Oregon wine community, we are delighted to share that Brooks Wines continues and is stronger than ever. Jimi’s son Pascal who was the ultimate source of his passion for life, is the sole owner of the winery and sister Janie Brooks Heuck has remarkably volunteered her time to lead it.
We are steadily guided with the legacies that Jimi left: his strong commitment to organic and biodynamic farming in the vineyards, gentle approach to winemaking, excitement for future harvests and endlessly promoting how beautiful Pinot Noir and Riesling can be grown and produced in Oregon.