August 20, 2020
Update from the Hawley Estate
Thank you for checking in with us! Our team is safe and sound! Here's the scoop for now:
As most of you know, there are several fires in California. The Walbridge Fire is somewhat close to our neck of the woods, which caused an evacuation order for West Dry Creek Valley. Healdsburg proper has not been ordered to evacuate, and our tasting room is currently open for now as we monitor the conditions in town. Out in the valley, some winery crews are still able to get access to their production facilities, including ourselves. From our winery, we can see smoke behind the ridge looking West, but there are still patches of beautiful blue skies. We are plugging away with daily operations as we continue to test grapes for brix levels and maintain a positive outlook regarding the fire.
Winds are expected to shift, but the forecast shows lower wind speeds and slightly cooler temperatures in the next few days. We are so very thankful for the fire crews in our area and all of the first responders in Sonoma County right now. We will simply roll with the punches and do our best to deal with things as they change. We appreciate the outpouring of support from all of our club members, friends and family and we will do our best to keep you updated!
Cheers from the Hawley Team! Stay safe, everyone!