The Corley Family is deeply thankful for the out-pouring of support that is being shown to our family and our extended Monticello Vineyards family of staff and their families - Calls, Voicemails, Facebook and Twitter Postings and to those that showed up to lend a helping hand.
We consider all of you – Customers, Clients, Suppliers, Distributors, Media, Restaurants and Retailers, and Wine Ambassadors - as family and we are humbled that we are being treated the same by so many.
At this time, our extended winery family is safe and sound amongst the devastation in Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties. We have reminded everyone on our team to focus on their families and their health first. Nevertheless, we are very appreciative of our dedicated team members many of whom have been working tirelessly throughout this situation.
The winery estate and buildings are safe and while we are operational for harvest and crush we will remain closed to visitors until County Officials determine that this ‘emergency’ is over.
Friends and neighbors have fared much worse but we are grateful and take some solace in how many are safe relative to the breadth and depth of the devastation.
As we keep a watchful eye on our estates, our thoughts and efforts also turn to our neighbors and colleagues in Napa and Sonoma that need urgent assistance. Our Wine Country Community suffered some personal injury, but plenty of catastrophic damage. We are offering assistance to those in need wherever we can and we encourage you all to continue to do the same – if you do not put yourself in peril.
The loss of the irreplaceable is a deep wound, and we fear it is pervasive for too many. Our hearts ache for friends, colleagues and neighbors that have lost so much already.
Eventually dawn will break on a day without the threat from these fires. Harvest is well under way – quite literally the time we reap what we have sown and in some ways, replenish what has been lost. So as often happens in life, we are at a time of renewal when we need it most.
We are so proud to be a part of a community that serves each other so well in these times of crises.
We are humbled by the outpouring of support for our family, our winery family, our winery, and our Wine Country community.
- The Corley Family