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Gathering the Sonoma Wine Industry After the Fires

The Kincade Fire struck the Geysers in northern Sonoma County two years and two weeks after the Tubbs fire started in Calistoga. The two fires were both blown southwest by high winds. While the Tubbs fire moved into populated Santa Rosa, the Kincade Fire threatened agricultural areas belonging to winegrowers and wineries.

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Wildfires Make Winery Coverage Too Hot for Some Insurers to Handle: The North Bay wine industry is feeling the heat from recent wildfires, but not how you might think. Insurance experts say that as part of a wider company review the international insurance house Lloyds of London stopped underwriting what are known as stock-throughput policies for larger, premier wineries in the region because of the seemingly annual risk to wine production and storage caused by wildfires...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

Sonoma County Studies Take Issue with Wine Industry’s Expansion, Scrutinizing Traffic, Events: Sonoma County wineries should bear the bulk of the responsibility for improving relations with rural neighbors, according to a pair of recently released county studies calling for fewer events, more coordination and a higher standard of review for new or expanding wineries...

Rallying Around Our Community in a Time of Need

As the smoke begins to clear from the largest wildfire in Sonoma County history, we express our sympathy for those who suffered losses and...

Foley Family Wines and Partners Offer Support to Kincade Fire Fighting...

Donations from the Foley family, Foley Family Wines, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and City National Bank come together to donate over $500,000 to...

Afternoon Brief, November 6

Wineries Back to Business After Kincade Fire and Encouraging Visitors to #GatherInSonoma and #SipSonoma - Sonoma County wine country has been hit twice by massive fires in the space of three years. The first, on October 8, 2017, was an unexpected frenzy that caused unfathomable damage, took thousands of structures and many lives, displaced countless families, and uprooted the wine business in both Napa and Sonoma counties ...

Wineries Back to Business After Kincade Fire and Encouraging Visitors to...

Soda Rock met the challenge head on. Once route 128 and Alexander Valley opened and people were probably going to be travelling to check out the damages, the winery set up a temporary tasting bar. They invited the public to come see what they lost but also what they had not. The wines were good, the spirits were up, and everyone was safe.

Afternoon Brief, November 4

Sonoma's Wine Country Struggles with a New Label: Fire Country - The things that set California apart, for better or worse, were all there last Sunday afternoon: terrifying flames, wine country glamour and a rescue straight out of Hollywood ...

Afternoon Brief, November 1

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Says Senate Approves New Funding, Resources for Combating California Wildfires: Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday released the following statement after helping securing additional wildfire funding and resources in the package of funding bills passed by the Senate...

Afternoon Brief, October 31

Firefighters Push Back Kincade Fire and Sonoma Vintners Begin to Return Home: In the early Wednesday afternoon, many of the tens of thousands of evacuated residents of Sonoma County got word that they could return home...

Afternoon Brief, October 30

Kincade Fire Tears Through Sonoma County, Inches Toward Napa According to Cal Fire, the Kincade fire had grown to 76,825 acres, with 30% containment, as of Wednesday morning. Fears that overnight winds would push the fire closer to Santa Rosa, and would follow the path of the 2017 Tubbs fire, subsided as the winds died down towards dawn...

Foley Family Wines Statement: Kincade Fire

The below statement is from Gerard Thoukis, the Chief Marketing Officer of Foley Family Wines regarding the Kincade Fire.    From all of Foley Family Wines,...

CellarPass to Support Kincade Fire Animal Welfare Relief

Locally owned winery booking platform launches “Pass the Buck” program to support Pets Lifeline’s animal rescue and relief efforts in response to Sonoma County’s...

Free GOfermentors® for Wildfire Affected Wineries in California

GOfermentor, a closed system allowing no air during fermentation, could prevent smoke taint FAR HILLS, N.J., Oct. 30, 2019 - GOfermentor® announces it will loan...

Napa County Farm Bureau to Host Benefit Drive for Sonoma County...

Napa—On Friday, November 8, from 3pm to 7pm, the Napa County Farm Bureau will host a charitable benefit drive to benefit Sonoma County fire...