We are grateful for the outpouring of concern for Benovia Winery during the Kincade fire, as well as throughout the extended power outages throughout California. The calls and messages mean a great deal to all of us and our team here at the winery.
There is good news to report, in that the firefighters are gaining on the fire (which was primarily in remote locations) with a high percentage of containment. While our winery was far from harm’s way, sadly, many homes and businesses were lost in the fire.
Thousands of firefighters and first responders, as well as volunteers at shelters and food banks, have been working hard throughout our region. We are thankful to each of them for their work and sacrifice, and remain proud to be part of such a strong, supportive and resilient community.
We are relieved that in addition to our winery, our estate vineyards did not suffer physical impact, and the recently harvested vintage of 2019 is safe in barrels. Thanks to our top-of-the-line on-site generator, our winery did not lose power and all winemaking activities continued without interruption.
It will be of greatest assistance to visit Sonoma Wine Country as soon as you are able. During this period of mandatory evacuation shipping operations were suspended, yet wine shipments have already resumed this week. We look forward to welcoming you back to Benovia, as we have reopened as of Saturday, November 2nd.