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Recovering Sky Vineyards

$28,178 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 127 people in 6 months
Created October 12, 2017
Sky Vineyards, surrounded on all sides by Tuesday night, was subsumed by fires raging through Napa and Sonoma counties. While the full extent of the damage is not yet known, the house and the vines have burned to the ground.  One ray of light is the winery has so far withstood the fires. While the full cost to rebuild Sky Vineyards will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, even a portion of that will go a long way to helping Sky recover from this disaster. 

The magic and wonder of Sky Vineyards is hard to describe for those who haven't been there, but this is as good as any attempt to capture the extraordinary place Sky has been to so many people

On behalf of Lore, Skyla, Maya, Paloma, Val, and Jesse, thank you for your support.

Ps. GoFundMe as asked that I share information about myself. I am Julia Rhodes Davis a friend of Sky who lives in Oakland CA. These funds will be used to help Sky rebuild after the fires.
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A post on behalf of Skyla:

Dear beloved Sky Community,

The thing that makes Sky Vineyards truly unique in this world and in the wine industry, is how Sky is so much more than the wine itself. Sky is special place and Sky is a special people. It has always been about the beautiful plot of land high up on Mt. Veeder and the wines we make there, but even as that place was being ravaged by the wildfires, it was clear that Sky is even more about our family, our friends, our community, our supporters. The larger Sky community is a boisterous, energetic, shining collection of faces, hands, and hearts that have shown up, pitched in, and labored tirelessly with us since the early 1970s. The losses at Sky do no belong solely to the Olds family, but are felt throughout the hearts of those of you who have been a part of our lives over the past 40+ years. Knowing that we share our mourning with all of you lessens the sadness and envelops us in a blanket of love and support. And that part of Sky is completely fireproof.

So thank you, for your endless generosity, love, well-wishing, and support since the wildfires began. We are still assessing the damage to the vineyard and will not know the extent of loss there until at least the spring, but some vines look fine, and we are hoping that a majority of them survive. As you probably know, we lost the house, Lore’s artwork, our library wines, and many treasures, but the winery remains standing in all of its glory, and the most recent five vintages of wine seem undamaged (which is great, since they are some exciting wines!). We feel so fortunate for this and we feel so fortunate to have such an amazing community of folks helping us through this difficult time.

The best way to continue to support Sky and our friends and neighbors affected by the fires in the upcoming months as we focus on rebuilding is to buy and drink our wines and encourage your friends to do the same. Sky can be purchased at http://www.skyvineyards.com/sky/store-2/. Our good friends at Wing Canyon also suffered tremendous fire losses and make stellar wines, which can be purchased at http://wingcanyonvineyard.com/buy-wine-order-form/. This article details other wine folks affected by the fires and how to find their wines: http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-wine-country-fire-20171114-story.html. For non drinkers, continued donations to local funds like http://undocufund.org and https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief will ensure that others without the same support network that we so gratefully enjoy will have continued support.

With all of our gratitude and love,

Skyla
Sky Vineyards
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Hi Friends of Sky,
Thank you all so much for the outpouring of generosity and love you've shown! The campaign will run for another 15 days or so here, however it is looking like GoFundMe will not be waiving their fees for fire relief funds, so if you prefer, feel free to mail them to Skyla directly.

Skyla Olds
PO Box 682
Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95416-0682

In all cases, thanks again so very much!

Julia
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Raised by 127 people in 6 months
Created October 12, 2017
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