Sad news from California

Published by Shana Dilworth on 12/10/2017

California Burning

Wildfires in California are nothing new, but when I woke a few days ago to see pictures of wineries and vineyards burning, it was unsettling. Just last month I had been basking in 30+ degree weather in Glen Ellen, sitting on my friends’ deck, looking across the Valley of the Moon to the hillsides and vineyards within view.

Valley of the Moon, California

Their house is now gone, burned literally to the ground and although they are safe, the fires are still raging through Santa Rosa, Atlas Peak and Potter Valley in Mendocino County.

The wine industry is resilient and close-knit in times of difficulty and it will rebound without a doubt. But the fires have destroyed large swathes of irreplaceable vineyards and, most importantly, the homes and communities of those who work within the business.

At Roberson Wine we take pride in our eclectic collection of producers. To us they are friends; individuals (not companies or corporations) who produce wines filled with their own personalities, quirks and passions. Only time will tell how devastating these fires have been to the wine industry, but we hope that the wine community and all the individuals who make it such an amazing place are safe in the coming days.

Help us raise £10,000

In conjunction with other friends in the wine trade, we're aiming to raise £10,000 to support the wine communities of California and will be donating a proportion of the proceeds from our Californian wine sales during October. If you'd like to help out too, you can donate at the JustGiving page.


Shana Dilworth

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