Brooks is the living legacy of Jimi Brooks. After travelling the world and experiencing winemaking in Beaujolais, Jimi returned to Oregon where he committed to biodynamic farming to produce expressive, complex, balanced Riesling and Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. While Jimi is no longer with us, his strong commitment to biodynamic farming, his gentle approach to winemaking and his passion for the Willamette Valley terroir live on through Brooks wines and the team. Jimi’s son Pascal is the sole owner of the winery; Jimi’s sister Janie Brooks Heuck has volunteered her time to lead it; and Jimi’s friend and winemaking accomplice, Chris Williams, continues to make Brooks’ wines.
Brooks farms twenty acres in the Eola-Amity Hills, a sub-region of the Willamette Valley characterised by higher altitudes and the ocean winds that blow through the Van Duzer corridor. Employing biodynamic farming practices since 2002, they are proactively reintroducing native plants in their insectary and medicinal herb gardens for biodynamic preparations and compost teas.
Twenty acres in the Eola-Amity hills, a sub-region of the Willamette Valley characterised by higher altitudes.