Janie Brooks


Baker, David

Document Type

Video File


59 minutes 29 seconds

Publication Date



Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology


This interview is with Janie Brooks, who became the manager of Brooks Winery when her brother, Jimi Brooks, unexpectedly passed away in 2004. Janie talks about her life before the winery, what it’s like to manage a winery, and the importance of preserving her brother’s legacy.

For a shareable version of this video, please see the interview on YouTube.


Portions of this interview were used for Three Crows Productions’ documentary American Wine Story. The oral history interviews were conducted on site and may contain background noise from nature, winery, or tasting room operations.

This project is supported in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.