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!
Twisted Oaks
Vallecito, Calaveras County

Let's 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 Oak Winery.

SPECIAL 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
“Chiarella Wines survived the fire. We are three miles north of Angels Camp.  We did evacuate on Friday night to the Caddy Shack at Green Horn Creek. Came back Saturday 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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1 comment:

  1. Looked on CalFire's Butte Fire update and we are happy to report all is well! Tanner Vineyards' Barbera, Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot wine grapes are fine; we are harvesting the Barbera on Saturday as scheduled.
    Go here for an update from the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance as to what is happening in Murphys.