Brooks Winery 20th Anniversary Interview: Jay Somers
26 minutes 18 seconds
Oral History | Viticulture and Oenology
This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rich Schmidt with Jay Somers of J. Christopher Wines. The interview took place at J. Christopher Wines in Newberg, Oregon on August 30, 2017.
Jay Somers is the owner and winemaker at J. Christopher Wines. In this interview, part of the Brooks Winery 20th Anniversary Project, Somers discusses the unexpected passing of Jimi Brooks, the founder of Brooks Winery, in September of 2004. Many of Brooks's wine industry friends, including Somers, came together to complete Brooks's harvest that year. This interview sheds light on the story of camaraderie in the face of tragedy in the Oregon wine industry.
Somers, Jay, "Brooks Winery 20th Anniversary Interview: Jay Somers" (2017). Oral History Interviews: Brooks Winery. Video File. Submission 6.