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August 25, 2014 | 3:39 PM

From Bourassa Vineyards:

Hello to all our friends,

I wanted to assure everyone in our reach that Dana, Rob, Tom and Gary as well as myself are all ok in Napa after a strong earthquake here at 3:20 Am on Sunday. Rob and Dana had home damage with losses in everyday comforts like power, dishes, glass ware and art work. The winery sustained a loss of about 3 cases of wine from the tasting room in 2 places, I can tell you that at 4:00 am cleaning a floor with chocolate port wine sauce mixed with red wine and broken glass is not a pretty picture. Thank God no one on our team was injured here. I have received calls from all over the country and even one from Dubai, bad news travel fast, the good news is all is good.

The news is showing all the worst cases of damage and yes there where injuries and loss of homes and partial loss of some buildings in the downtown area, but I can tell you that 99% of all the businesses in this valley are open and ready for our guests. We love this valley and the industry we work in, Napa is still one of the prettiest places on earth, come visit and let’s tell stories over a glass of wine.

 

From Elyse Winery:

Thanks to all of you for checking in...

Many thanks to all of you who have checked in on us following the earthquake. Fortunately we at Elyse Winery suffered relatively little damage. We are busy cleaning up broken barrels and spilled wine, and are restacking cases in the tasting room. At the same time we are washing off our crusher/de-stemmer and are getting ready for Harvest 2014! Grapes arrive tomorrow!

Many wineries in the valley experienced devastating losses and our hearts go out to them. We are a strong community and together we will get through this disaster.

Best regards,
Nancy and Ray

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