The past few days has been devastating for Sonoma County. In particular, we have experienced tremendous heartbreak with the loss of the Soda Rock Winery, the winery that you may have seen tragically burning on national TV. Our thoughts are with all of those who have lost residences and businesses and who are evacuated without access to power. Our gratitude to the first responders over the past week and always, is immeasurable.
What we hold onto in these trying times is the safety of our staff, wine club members and wider community. We hold on to the still standing Soda Rock barn and the resilient Lord Snort sculpture. Quite a bit of Soda Rock’s wine storage is offsite, so there was little damage to inventory.
Most importantly, we have been lifted up by the amazing outpouring of positive thoughts, photos, memories and words of support–it truly means the world to our employees and Ken and Diane Wilson.
One recurring question: “What can we do to help?” As mentioned, thankfully, all of our staff is safe, all of our staff homes are safe, but the impact to business with having all of our wineries closed as we try to support the displaced Soda Rock staff, is real. The number one thing you can do to help support team Soda Rock is to keep enjoying our wines, and to come back and visit our Wilson Artisan Wineries often. In the meantime, we will remain open for business on our online stores, and can offer you this historic case of Soda Rock gold-medal winning wines so you can make a toast to Soda Rock, the Alexander Valley and Sonoma County.
Your Friends at Wilson Artisan Wines