Happy New Year to Each and All of You!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful New Year's celebrating with family & or friends, or that you celebrated quietly at home. May 2018 be a much saner year.
A Follow-up to October 2017
Although ours and your very special Sonoma Wine Country experienced some horrific fires, causing unimaginable damage in our neighboring communities. Homes, businesses, jobs and worst of all, lives were lost. The fires which were in Geyserville, were up in the Mountains to the east of town. There was no smoke or damage in our bucolic little Hamlet. Our Geyserville fire crews, with the help from fire companies from all over the country, and even Australia, kept us out of harms way. Collectively, only 10% of Sonoma's wineries & vineyards were destroyed. Again, our first responders were amazing and heroic. With the incredible 75 mile an hour winds rapidly spreading the flames, it could have been ever so much worse. We owe them a debt of gratitude.
Now it is time to return to the wine country to support the economy, so that the process of rebuilding can begin. Homes need to be rebuilt, businesses need to get back providing jobs for those who lost theirs. You can do that by participating in many of the winery events that will be occurring over the next few months.
January 13 & 14, 2018 Winter Wineland
Here at the Hope-Merrill House we will be hosting our cozy Soup & Salad Supper on Friday evening, January 12, 2018.
January 27, 2018 Winemaker Dinner J Rickards Vineyard & Winery
Now through March 31, 2018 Support Sonoma Strong