Brooks Winery 20th Anniversary Project

In 2018, Brooks Winery celebrated its 20th year. When founder Jimi Brooks – a Linfield alumnus – unexpectedly passed away in September of 2004, a group of his wine industry friends graciously came forward and donated their time and energy to complete that harvest in Brooks’ style.

Through interviews with those who helped keep the winery afloat after Jimi’s death, this project between the Oregon Wine History Archive and Brooks Winery sheds light on a story of camaraderie in the face of tragedy in the Oregon wine industry.


Laurent Montalieu

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Harry Peterson-Nedry

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Jay Somers

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

David Autrey and Amy Wesselman

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Josh Bergstrom

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Steve Doerner

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Jim Prosser

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Luisa Ponzi

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Moe Momtazi

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Tad Seestedt

Full Interview
Condensed Interview

Janie Brooks Heuck

Full Interview

Pascal Brooks

Full Interview

Chris Williams

Full Interview

Compilations

How I met Jimi Brooks
My Favorite Memory of Jimi