Dry Creek Valley, was not directly impacted by the fires that affected the eastern part of Sonoma County in October. Our 60-plus member wineries are open for business and many are supporting fire relief efforts through fundraising, donations and support for employees who were affected. The best way to help our region is come visit us, taste our wines and support our industry with your patronage.
“Dry Creek Valley wineries many have been spared fire damage, but many of our employees and neighbors were not,” says WDCV Executive Director Ann Petersen. Tasting room visitors have a two-fold benefit on the community, where the wine and tourism sectors collectively employ 15 percent of the county’s workforce. Sales at participating wineries will help fund relief efforts while spending at local restaurants, shops, hotels and attractions directly supports jobs that make it possible to rebuild.
“We need people to physically come here,” says Petersen. “The smoke has cleared and we need people to see for themselves that wine country is still in full swing, and then go out and tell their friends and neighbors.” We have assembled some statistics on the impact of the fires, which affected less than 10% of the county’s more than 1 million acres.
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