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About Brooks

Underpinned by a commitment to biodiversity and sustainability, Brooks Winery makes distinctive Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, and other white wines from across the Willamette Valley.

Few winemakers could match founder Jimi Brooks’ sheer excitement for Willamette Valley terroir: The Portland native spent a decade in Europe before moving back to Oregon in the ‘90s and devoting his life to holistic farming. Brooks became an early proponent of organic and biodynamic viticulture, and seeking to spotlight the region’s potential for complex, expressive Pinot and Riesling, he produced his first vintage in 1998.

After Jimi Brooks passed away in 2004, his family took up the Brooks Winery mantle, carrying on his legacy as one of the state’s biodynamic winemaking trailblazers. Now, Jimi’s son Pascal owns the winery, his sister Janie Brooks Heuck runs winery operations, and his longtime friend Chris Williams handles winemaking and vineyard management.

In 2012, they received their official Biodynamic certification from Demeter, a testament to their enduring dedication to earth-friendly viticulture. Today, Brooks sources Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris from singular vineyards throughout the region, and their efforts have earned perennial praise from numerous publications and critics.

Beyond their Biodynamic certification, Brooks is a Certified B Corporation, plus a member of the reforestation organization Ecologi and 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of their revenues to environmental efforts. In everything they do, the Brooks team preserves the vision of the winery’s founder, from their ecological commitments to their vivid, nuanced wines.

Additional Details:

  • Producer: Brooks Wines
  • Varietals: Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris
  • Biodynamic Certificates: Demeter Biodynamic Certified
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  • Country: United States
  • Region: Oregon
  • Sub Region: Willamette Valley

Organic Practices

Sustainably Farmed

Vegan Process