Twenty Years Young; Brooks celebrates founder, friends and bright future


A person’s story doesn’t always end when they die. For some loved ones, it’s merely a chapter in a book they hadn't finished reading. When Janie Brooks Heuck stepped off the plane in Portland, Oregon in the fall of 2004 and into the welcoming arms of a group of Willamette Valley winemakers, she did so with an open heart and discovered her own destiny in her brother’s legacy.

Throughout 2018, Brooks Wines is celebrating its 20th anniversary by honoring the winemakers who came together on that fateful day at Jimi Brooks' home, shortly after he died suddenly, leaving the close-knit community grief-stricken and in shock (Read more in Oregon Wine Press).