In September of 2004, at the age of 38, Jimi Brooks unexpectedly passed away as Harvest was about to begin. A group of Jimi’s friends selflessly donated their skill, time, and passion to make Jimi’s 2004 wines in his signature style.
For our 20th anniversary, Brooks Winery is celebrating those winemakers with a number of special events and monthly programming.
Jimi’s first job in Oregon was working for Laurent Montalieu at WillaKenzie Estate from 1996-2000. Laurent will be making an appearance at Brooks Winery on January 27th, 2018 from 1-4pm to pour his favorite wines from Soléna Estate and to reminisce about Jimi. It’s a great opportunity to get to know this legend in the industry and share some wine and memories.
Wineries Participating in this event
Library Offerings - Library (older-vintage) wines available for taste and/or purchase
Food Pairings - Food pairings by in-house chefs, food trucks, etc.
New Releases - The winery will be debuting a new release wine. Special Projects - The winery will be showcasing seasonal Nouveau-style wines, side projects or something else that's not in their usual lineup.
Family-Friendly - The winery has a designated activity or play area for kids and a nonalcoholic beverage option.
Live Entertainment - The event will include a live band or singer/entertainer.