Interviews

This interview is with Chris Willams, the winemaker at Brooks Winery. Chris talks about his roundabout introduction to the wine industry by his friend and founder of Brooks Winery, Jimi Brooks. He then discusses his love of Muscat and the future of the Oregon wine industry.

This interview was conducted by Stephanie Hofmann at Brooks Winery on Janurary 10, 2018.


This interview is with Janie Brooks Heuck, the managing director at Brooks Winery. First, she talks about her brother, Jimi, and how she first got introduced to the industry. Janie discusses the challenges of marketing wine now and the future of the industry.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Brooks Winery on January 10, 2018.


This interview is with Pascal Brooks, Owner of Brooks Winery. This interview starts with Pascal discussing what it was like growing up around the Oregon wine industry and the impact his Dad, Jimi Brooks, had on his life. He also talks about is interest in wine particularly Riesling, being a part of the documentary American Wine Story and the future of Brooks Winery.

This interview was conducted by Stephanie Hofmann at Brooks Winery on September 25, 2017.


This interview is with Don Byard, a wine grower right when the Oregon wine industry was taking off in the Willamette Valley. In this interview, Byard talks about his involvement in the industry, his opinions on the best wine, and where he believes the industry is going.

This interview was conducted by Camille Weber at Brooks Winery on December 11, 2015.


This interview is with Don and Carolyn Byard, of Brooks Winery.  Don and Carolyn Byard were two of the original pioneers in the Oregon wine industry. Through hard work and determination, they created a successful vineyard and winery, Brooks Winery. This interview focuses on the Byards’ start in the business, family life, and what the future of the industry looks like.

This interview was conducted by Rachael Woody at Brooks Winery on December 11, 2015.


This interview is with Janie Brooks Heuck, 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.

This interview was conducted by David Baker on June 4, 2013.


This interview is with Chris Williams, who is the winemaker at Brooks Winery in Amity, Oregon. Williams discusses his history in the industry, his passion for wine, and the winemaker that came before him at Brooks, Jimi Brooks.

This interview was conducted by David Baker in 2012.


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