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Wine Industry Suppliers Offering Free or Discounted Services to Those Affected by Fires

Posted on October 20, 2017

The Wine RayZyn Company has partnered with Food Recovery Network to take unharvested wine grapes from vineyards affected and turn them into Wine RayZyns. They intend to take the shelf-stable RayZyns with a 2+ year shelf life to help feed victims of other natural disasters like the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and the victims of the California fires. They are calling these Wine RayZyns, “Rescue RayZyns.” For more information, click here.

Hawk Aerial is offering free mapping services to businesses and individuals impacted by the devastation. The company is based in Saint Helena, a short drive from the areas affected. High-resolution maps, created by fusing hundreds of aerial images, can be used to quickly assess property damage, speed insurance claims, and plan the repair and rebuilding process with contractors and architects. If you or any friends, acquaintances, or loved ones have suffered property damage during these events, please email info@hawkaerial.com with the subject line "Fire Damage Relief".

Mavrik North America is offering discounts and/or special payment terms to those affected by the fires. Each case is different and each need is best served by different things. So rather than a blanket offer, a representative will talk with you and understand what you most need. This does not apply only to smoke taint; if unattended fermentations caused you problems, or even if you just desperately need to get a wine cold stabilized and in the bottle so you can sell it (or just get it out of the way) Mavrik will do what it can to help you through this tough time. Call 707-595-0672 or email info@mavrikna.com for more information.

TerrAvion, an aerial imagery provider for farmers, growers and conservationists, will provide free imagery to growers whose fields were affected by the fires, in the hopes that the imagery will help speed and support insurance and government relief claims to aid in the rebuilding process. To receive free imagery of your vineyard or farm, please contact wildfire@terravion.com.

Holtzclaw Compliance is offering, pro bono, up two hours of services to assist wineries that need assistance in filing claims for wines and spirits destroyed by the fire. Please send an e-mail to info@holtzclawcomp.com, or call Liz Holtzclaw at 805-704-7800.

Compli Beverage is offering free consultations to help wineries request a waiver of excise tax penalties, file claims for excise tax refunds if products were damaged and other TTB-related concerns. Contact 805-239-4502 or email info@compli-beverage.com for more information. Click here for more information.

Enservio is offering WildfireContents.com, a free contents inventory creation tool to help homeowners, renters and businesses with inventorying their lost or damaged personal property. WildfireContents.com is a self-service contents inventory solution for policyholders to document lost possessions and generate a contents inventory document to support an insurance claim. The web-based app is powered by Enservio's SaaS contents platform and offers autocomplete typing, receipt and image uploading.

WineXRay provides measurements of the concentrations of selected families of phenolic compounds present in red wines. They can provide results for a single sample of red wine of unknown variety, vintage, or origin, or they can analyze multiple samples from the same variety, vintage, and origin, to better understand and qualify initial grape quality, adherence to cellar protocols, or manage and maintain a wine's stylistic thumbprint. To all wineries who have lost power or access or both, and have red wines in tank on skins, WineXRay is offering free phenolic scans and advice to those affected. Click here for more information.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is targeting $4 million to help farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners in California recover from the recent wildfires. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will issue waivers for those interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to enable recovery work to begin immediately. This is one of several disaster assistance program available through USDA to support recovery efforts for individuals and communities.

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