As we near the end of this tragic week, we wanted to give you an update on our devastating fires.
Firefighters and first responders are here from all over California. The effort is remarkable, and great strides are being made. But the level of destruction is beyond belief.
Michael, Kirsten and Ellen have all been evacuated, but our houses are still standing. Of course we all know people who have lost everything. Nan has been out of town. Michael and Ellen are back in our homes, but Kirsten is still on mandatory evacuation. She and her husband, dog and cat slept in the office for a few days, but have found a more hospitable place with friends south of San Francisco. We were without cell reception and wifi the first few days. It was awful not being able to tell loved ones we were OK or to hear from them.
We are able to work, so are happy to hear from you. One thing we are not in a position to do is contact wineries whose status we are unsure of. It will not be "business as usual" until the evacuation orders are lifted and even then it will take time to assess the full extend of damages and return to something resembling normalcy. We trust you understand and appreciate your patience. And we thank you for keeping us and our wineries in your thoughts.