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Post-Harvey Update: We're Still Here!

Post-Harvey Update: We're Still Here!

September 02, 2017 3 Comments


Dear Friends,

It's been a long and arduous week. We have weathered the storm and survived. David and I went to Mission Valley after several calls from friends and family. Our daughter and her family went to San Antonio, and our son and his family went to Harlingen.

As David and I watched the radar from midnight to 6am, we realized Harvey stayed on our location for a good 3 hours. It gave us time to consider "what ifs." We were able to return home on Sunday at lunch time, and coming through Refugio, the "what ifs" were looming larger than ever. We first saw our son and daughter-in-law's house from the road and were excited it was still there. Then we saw the winery, and we were just beyond excitement as we pulled into the gateway.

As we passed into the gate, we noticed the devastation of fences, trees, and the vineyard; but all the buildings were standing. We began inspection and realized our house was unlivable due to the roof being blown off. Our son's home had minimal water damage, the winery was intact but had water standing (not much but a little), the wine cellar had minimal water damage, the bottle shed was completely untouched, and the red shed was still intact. But our stage where we had our music was completely torn apart.

As we have begun cleanup, all I can do is praise God for what we have endured as a business and family most of all. I'm looking forward to creating a "new normalcy," a new home, and looking forward to an even greater growing business.

We look forward to serving all of you and are trying diligently to keep wines on the shelf in all locations. We thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon. The grounds will look different when you come to visit, but it will be a beautiful different, because we have weathered the storm and survived.

Continuously grateful for all things,

Regina Staggs
Owner / winemaker

PS: We will resume normal business hours Saturday, September 9 (11-6). Come see us!!

3 Responses

Carol Kelly
Carol Kelly

January 29, 2018

I have to say that your wines are so wonderful it made me curious enough to look for you online when i couldnt easily find you in a store! Though not a wine expert, i had my own idea what i felt made a wine delicious…and tasting some of your fruit wines just confirmed it! Your acknowledgement of faith and trust in God just cemented it for me. Can’t wait to order!

Phyllis Juranek
Phyllis Juranek

September 12, 2017

Just purchased one of your wines from a local store. I asked why they were so low on stock and they said it was because of the hurricane. I checked your website and found that I could order on line at a good price and hopefully help you through a hard time at the same time. I toured your winery once. It was right before your daughter got married because I remember her wedding being mentioned during the tour, so a number of years back.
So glad y’all will be able to continue your business. Keep up the good work and good luck going forward!

Emily tilsen
Emily tilsen

September 03, 2017

So glad you are all safe and have such a positive outlook on this. Heading to specs tomorrow to stock our pantry and will drink a glass or two as we continue to pray for recovery for the entire coastal bend, but especially our friends.

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