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Brooks 2022 Amycas


After traveling the world and experiencing the hard work of winemaking in Beaujolais, Jimi returned to Oregon and found a burgeoning wine world. He devoted the rest of his life to holistic farming and winemaking in the Willamette Valley, showcasing the region’s potential for expressive, complex and balanced Riesling and Pinot Noir.

While Jimi is no longer with us, his strong commitment to biodynamic farming, his gentle approach to winemaking and his excitement for the Willamette Valley terroir live on through our wines and our team. Jimi’s son Pascal is the sole owner of the winery; Jimi’s sister Janie Brooks Heuck has volunteered her time to lead it; and Jimi’s longtime friend and winemaking accomplice, Chris Williams, continues to make Brooks’ wines.

There have been many milestones since Brooks was founded in 1998. In 2008, we expanded our winemaking operations and purchased the 20-acre vineyard Jimi started farming in 2002. In 2012, we obtained biodynamic certification from Demeter. In 2014, we opened a new winery and tasting room. Our welcoming tasting room, with its ample seating and wine bar, overlooks the Cascade Range and the Willamette Valley floor, perfect for gatherings with friends and family–a fitting reflection of Jimi’s vision.


Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Brooks, Amity, Oregon
2022 Amycas

A stunning, dry Alsatian Blend with layers of stone fruit and citrus with a lengthy ginger and peach sorbet finish. One of our top sellers!

35% Pinot Blanc, 32% Riesling, 23% Muscat, 5% Pinot Gris, and 5% Gewürztraminer.

94 Points, Editors' Choice | Wine Enthusiast - This homage to Alsatian field blends is made with Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. It is spectacular, with invigorating acidity and all the peach, guava, ginger tea and macadamia nut butter aromas and flavors you can handle.
  • Michael Alberty

Winemaking Notes

2022 Vintage: Heavy frost in April delayed flowering and pushed back the season. Cool temperatures in May and June further delayed the vintage. The fear was that the grapes wouldn't ripen in time for harvest if the rain and cold weather came in early October as usual. Luckily July and August saw hot temperatures that helped accelerate ripening, and temperatures remained warm, and the rains held off until mid-October, allowing for an extended ripening period. We let our grapes hang out until the last possible minute, just before the rain and cold weather hit. The 2022 harvest was fast and furious, to say the least! The resultant wines are stunningly balanced and expressive. A truly classic Oregon vintage!

Type White Varietal Blend Region Oregon Appellation Willamette Valley Vintage 2022

Filtration Cross-Flow Case production 1200 Crush format Straight to press Fermentation 50-70 degrees fahrenheit Bottling date 2023-02-16 Vessel Stainless

Alcohol percentage 13 Residual sugar 3.14 Ph 3.36 Acid 6.2 g/L

A Cellar 503 selection in December 2023, Organic and Biodynamic Willamette Valley | Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling