Today we gathered with good friends Don, Carolyn and Janet for lunch at Brooks Winery.
|With Carolyn & Janet|
|Two Good Looking Guys-John & Don|
The winery affords magnificent views of the Cascades and Willamette Valley. Suggest if you are in the area to please stop by for lunch, tasting and enjoyment. brookswine.com They are celebrating the 20th anniversary this year. Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and Aromatic Whites are the featured wines. They have practiced Biodynamic farming principles since 2002. In 2009 the Eola Hills Vineyard was purchased from our good friends, Don and Carolyn that was planted between 1973 and 1977. The founder of Brooks Wines, Jimi Brooks unfortunately passed away in 2004 at the young age of 38 as harvest was about to begin. He left the winery to his young son, Pascal with Jimi's sister agreeing to oversee the operation. You might have seen the story on Strange Inheritance.
Carolyn choose the Brandade for lunch consisting of salt cod, potatoes, lemon, goat cheese,parsely EVVO. Tasted yummy and different.
Janet and Don selected Shrimp Risotto with shallots, herbs, cilantro, prawns and manchego.
John had the Chorizo Chili with corn, potatoes, beans,beef stock with a creamy parnesan polenta.
I had the Brooks Specialty Sandwich with applewood smoked bacon,chicken, tomato, basil aioli, arugula served with chips and cookies.
Everyone satisfied with their choice. We then walked and toured the winery and gardens.
Until next year dear friends, thank you for a wonderful afternoon and your friendship over the years. Take care.