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 (including Laurent) selflessly donated their skill, time, and passion to make Jimi’s 2004 wines in his signature style. For our 20th anniversary, we are celebrating those winemakers with a number of special events and monthly programming. Welcome to The Legacy Series.
Jimi’s first job in Oregon was working for Laurent Montalieu at WillaKenzie Estate from 1996-2000.
Brooks Wines are featuring two Soléna wines made by Laurent: 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris and 2015 Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir. Both wines are featured on our Tasting Flights this month, are available for purchase in our Tasting Room, or can be purchased directly from Soléna Estate.
For January, Chef Abby has matched the 2016 Soléna Pinot Gris with a Porcini and Leek Goat Cheese-Gruyere Tart.
This pairing is featured daily in our tasting room. A 3 oz. pour of the wine and the tart is $20.
Please go visit Brooks Wines, even if you’ve been there before, and help us all remember and honor such an amazing individual!
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.