6.0 earthquake’s impact on Thorn Hill’s Napa Valley winery:
We’ve suffered extensive damage to the Napa Valley winery, but all employees, Amy and son Jonathan are not injured. Wine barrels have been upturned and drastically “rearranged” by the 6.0 quake, but the good news is the wine barrels are still intact and protecting the precious wine inside.
“Like us, wine is resilient, and I’m confident that the young 2012 and 2013 vintages will survive, said Amy Thorn.
The cleanup process has begun. The barrels (Amy’s “babies”) are being individually assessed for damage. Although this interrupts the peak harvest time, we are grateful that damage has been limited to property and not people, and we will bring you updates on our progress on how we are best rescuing our wines for your future enjoyment!