Michael Eckstein, Associate Winemaker at Grgich Hills with damaged barrels of Zinfandel.
Our best wishes go out to all people, and all wineries, affected by the earthquake in Napa. Here is a roundup of what we've learned about some of our organic winemakers.
On Twitter, Frog's Leap
Thankfully, we had minor damage & will reopen Monday. RT @TIME: The largest earthquake to hit Napa Valley in 25 years http://ti.me/1mDNfUW
On Twitter, Robert Sinskey
Robert Sinskey Vineyards made it through the earthquake largely unscathed! We are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Come visit us!
On Facebook, Grgich Hills
Thank you to everyone for your phone calls, emails and texts! We are all safe and sound, with minimal earthquake damage to a few barrels. Come on by our Tasting Room - we are opening up now for tasting only, no tours or stomping just to be on the safe side.
The Los Angeles Times
spoke with T.J. Evans at Domaine Carneros:
T.J. Evans, winemaker at Domaine Carneros in Napa, said a 3,000- and 6,000-gallon tank filled with sparking wine showed signs of minor damage after swaying from their concrete moorings.
Power was out briefly, leaving no way for coolant to calm the hot fermentation of the wine. The winery’s barrels, however, were undisturbed.
“We’re extraordinarily lucky,” Evans said. “We have a little survivor’s guilt.”
#napaearthquake an experience to be virtually launched out of bed. TS ppl safe tgdns but not good for rest/retail friends + wishes friends