Get intimate with the terroir in RTV vineyard experience

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The tasting room at Brooks Wine has quickly become a second living room for wine industry professionals in their off time for good reason; they are all about the experiences that wine creates. Whether you pour wine in the Valley for curious tourists or in your kitchen for appreciative guests, here's a chance to get down and dirty in the vineyard.

Just in time for spring, Brooks Wine introduces a new wine tasting opportunity with their “Estate Experience” vineyard tour and tasting. Guests ride in an all-terrain vehicle while getting to discover the land that makes the wines. The tour includes a visit to Brooks’ estate vines where guests explore different blocks, learn about their history, and sip on wines. It is a rare chance to be immersed in some of the oldest pinot noir and riesling vines in the Willamette Valley.

A Brooks host will share the lifecycle of a vine and update guests on the observations of the current vintage. At the end of the tour, guests return to the winery where they can take in the views of the surrounding mountaintops and the Willamette Valley floor, choose a complimentary glass of wine, and enjoy Brooks’ Plateau de Paco, which features a selection of international cheeses from Portland-based cheesemonger Steve Jones and house-made charcuterie from Executive Chef Abby McManigle. The platter is an homage to Brooks’ owner Pascal Brooks who inherited the winery at the mere age of eight, after his father Jimi Brooks’ sudden passing (Pascal just turned 21 this year).

The Estate Experience tour is offered daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. It is $50 per person or $40 per person for club members. It accommodates up to four guests and reservations are required. Bookings can be made online or by calling 503-435-1278. Brooks Wine is located at 21101 SE Cherry Blossom Lane, Amity, OR, 97101.