Brooks Wine


Every wine has a story. I have said this before. We made plans to visit Brooks Wines and meet with Janie Brooks. She told us the story of her brother who started the winery and the support of the local community, especially other local wine makers. You can read the full story on their web site here.

The tasting room looks out over the vineyards

Inside the tasting room is gorgeous and we were shocked to learn how many different wines they produce every year, over 50 labels from various vineyards.

We planned out our visit perfectly the Chef was busy preparing today’s menu. They create a new pairing each month centered around a particular wine from the area.

Today’s board included a Fig , Pear and Pinot Noir Compote, Rosemary Roasted Hazelnuts, Pork & Leek Pate, Chicken Terrine with Safron and Moroccan spices and the cheeses change weekly.
Thai spiced shrimp cake with toasted rice crust and coconut charred green mango hatch chili sauce paired with RR Ridge Crest Riesling

Of course the wine is why we are here and Janie poured us wines that were not just truly delicious but also so very different from each other. You can view our entire tasting along with an interview with the wine maker Chris Williams and also go behind the scenes while they are bottling this years “Amycas” a dry aromatic white blend in the video we produced below.

It was a beautiful foggy winter day when we visited. We sat on the patio while enjoying a Pinot Noir from the Crannel vineyard and our charcuterie board.

I am looking forward to returning and browsing more wines from the library, you can view their current available labels by visiting their website here.

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Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


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