Deux Vert Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Empty bottle weight: 19.4 ounces / 540 grams
200 cases produced
Wine club member exclusive
Matt and I have been fans of Brooks Winery since our first visit shortly after I moved to Oregon! In fact, we were so enamored with their wines, we signed up for their wine club that day. And how Brooks has grown since then while continuing to stay grounded and people-focused!
Led by Janie Brooks Heuck– whose brother and winery founder Jimi Brooks died suddenly in 2004– the winery is now Demeter biodynamic certified, a B-Corp, and a member of 1% for the planet. In fact, it’s the first in the world with all three designations. Brooks’ commitment to the environment, their staff and customers, and the wine industry as a whole is quite remarkable. Follow this link to read more about their certifications.
Speaking of remarkable, let me tell you about this wine! The Willamette Valley has very little Viognier planted so finding one is a real treat. Winemaker Chris Williams sent the freshly harvested grapes straight to press, then aged the juice in stainless steel tanks before bottling. The resulting wine is a high-acid Viognier without any oily or cloyingly sweet characteristics so often found in the varietal.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at email@example.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.