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08.26.2014  
 

Best Winery Practices for Earthquakes

Read archive articles on damage caused -- and in some cases prevented -- in Chile and California

 
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San Rafael, Calif.—Winery personnel may read more about the damage caused by previous earthquakes in wine regions – and what measures helped minimize damage — in Wines & Vines’ and Practical Winery & Vineyards archives. The articles linked and attached below relate details of the 2010 earthquake in Chile’s wine regions, and the 2003 San Simeon earthquake that affected wineries in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

 

Editor’s Letter
A Call for Earthquake Preparedness
September 2010 Wines & Vines

By Jim Gordon
We all know it’s coming. Californians live with the imminent possibility of a major earthquake while we make light of the periodic weak temblors that rattle our stemware. Other parts of North America are potentially at risk, too. Many of us are prepared to some degree. But how long has it been, if ever, since you took stock of your vineyard and winery operations and considered how to protect your assets and stay in business during and after a major quake?

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Cover Story
Preparing for THE BIG ONE
What American vintners can learn from Chile’s magnitude 8.8 quake
September 2010 Wines & Vines

By Deborah Grossman
Nearly everyone in a long swath of Chile’s wine regions—from Casablanca, Colchagua and Maule to Bio-Bio—felt the impact of the quake personally or professionally. From the tasting room to the cellar and barrel storage, wineries hurried to assess business losses. Though the cleanup took only days, projects to rebuild infrastructure, equipment, storage and their communities will take much longer. Chilean vintners were happy to share their experiences with their American counterparts and impart information about how to prepare for earthquakes and minimize winery losses.

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Winery Safety
2003 SAN SIMEON EARTHQUAKE
Lessons learned on the faultline
May/June 2004 Practical Winery & Vineyard

By Joshua Marrow, PE
At 11:15 a.m., Dec. 22, 2003, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the central California coast. Less than four years after the magnitude 5.0 Yountville earthquake in Northern California, it reminded the wine industry yet again that earthquakes are not only a recurrent fact in California, but they are often devastating…. The greatest amount of financial loss and business interruption to the wineries was due to toppled and damaged wine barrels….

Read more in this PDF: www.winesandvines.com/pdf/earthquake-prep-pwv2004.pdf

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