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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Butte Fire Update: Calaveras Wine Community Takes Action to Help
Winemakers and Vineyard Managers
are not used to sitting on their hands while Rome – or their properties – burn. Even when not directly touched by the flames,
they are touched by the tragedies around them.
Some are starting to take action.
Some are still stunned. But that
Foothills spirit will re-emerge!
From Jeff Stai - A
CALL TO ACTION!
Vallecito, Calaveras County
Make the Butte Walk the Plank! Let’s help our county get back on her feet!
Jeff wants you to know about this fundraising event:
At Alchemy restaurant in downtown Murphy’s, tonight's (Tuesday, September
15) featured Wine Maker is Jeff’s Twisted
TONIGHT: Every Twisted Oak bottle of featured wine sold will turn into a donation of $20 to a local relief charity to help those
affected by the Butte Fires. In addition to $20 you spend on wine, Alchemy will
add an additional $10, making it a $30 donation per bottle you buy to a Butte
Fire Relief Organization.
Randy Nathan Chiarella Wines Altaville, Calaveras County
Wines survived the fire. We are three miles north of Angels Camp. We did
evacuateon Friday night
to the Caddy Shack at Green Horn Creek. Came backSaturday to
find the ranch and vineyards where fine. Thank God.”
Randy reports that they closed their
tasting room on Main Street in Murphys all last weekend. He sent along this photo, which he took last Friday when the thick smoke had lifted a bit...
From Kevin Locke, Owner, Locke Vineyards
Mountain Ranch and Murphys, Calaveras County
We reported yesterday
that Locke Vineyards lost its Mountain Ranch Vineyard which is 5 acres of
Zinfandel grapes. The Calaveras
wine community is deeply saddened by this, and we hope not many growers and
wineries were affected.
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