Napa/Sonoma Earthquake Update

It’s been a crazy weekend here in Wine Country. After the whole being terrified thing, my main sensation has been awe: awe at a God who makes the earth quake and awe at the amazing community we live in, as well-wishes and inquiries on our status have flooded in during the last two days. This post on the Ram’s Gate blog received a record number of views, so I wanted to share it here as well. Thank you all for your prayers and concern. We had another aftershock this morning but it was way more chill, more like getting rocked to sleep while a semi truck drove next to our house in the middle of a super windy thunderstorm.

Ram's Gate Winery Ramblings


Yesterday morning, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck in Wine Country, its epicenter just south of Napa. The quake occurred on the West Napa fault and produced the largest Bay Area earthquake since 1989. Needless to say, we are still in shock. As the news has poured in over the last 24 hours, we grow increasingly grateful that our team made it through safely. Sadly, many homes and possessions sustained significant damage, and it will require some time and effort to restore all things to normalcy.

We are incredible grateful to say that Ram’s Gate Winery suffered very little destruction. We all felt desperate relief walking through the winery on Sunday morning and seeing that the hundreds of glass bottles and pyramids of barrels remained in place. Our hearts are with the Sonoma and Napa wineries for whom this was not the case.

On behalf of the entire Ram’s Gate Winery team, we’d like to extend our…

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