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Napa’s Trefethen winery sends heartfelt message about earthquake cleanup (Video)

Napa was devastated by a 6.1 earthquake last Sunday, August 24. Historic buildings and many wineries suffered severe damage, more than 200 people were injured, fires broke out an highways buckled. Things are slow getting back to normal in the Northern California wine country where the damage is estimated in the high millions or even a billion dollars. Today this Examiner received a touching email from the Trefethen family, makers of some mighty fine wines of which the Diva enjoys often.

Napa slowly getting back to business after last Sunday's earthquake
Napa slowly getting back to business after last Sunday's earthquake
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A 6.1 earthquake damages Napa
Photo courtesy of Trefethen

The family and team wrote, “The earthquake which hit the Napa Valley on Sunday, August 24th has left us feeling a little shaky, but also very lucky: lucky that none of our employees were hurt and we were able to save virtually all of the wine. As Hailey commented, "those barrels are dang tough!" Although our historic building suffered some major damage and is currently closed, our online store is open and we hope you are thirsty.

A team of top engineers and historical building architects are working hard on a plan to restore our cherished building. We are hopeful her grand doors will swing open again to welcome guests. Get a bird's eye view of the earthquake damage to our historic building from this touching aerial video by Evan K.(watch it now).

Over the last few days there have been moments when we wondered how much more cleaning up we could face, but all the support and outreach we have received from friends all over the world keeps us going. With every phone call, e-mail and Facebook post, the smile returns to our faces, the warmth to our hearts and the energy to our arms and legs. Many, many thanks to all of you for your concern and good wishes. You have sustained us in a challenging time.

We hope to re-open a tasting room soon, in a temporary structure, and will invite you to visit and see vintage 2014 in the making.

Salude, Janet Trefethen for the entire Trefethen family and team.

800.556.4847 | 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 | www.trefethen.com