Silver Oak doesn’t burn well

Silver Oak Cellars winery is estimating they lost about $2 million worth of wine in a fire at their winery in Oakville yesterday.  A spokesman for the winery says the wine destroyed was Silver Oak’s Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon, the more expensive of their cabernet appellation which sells for about $100 a bottle.

Other wines still in fermenters were protected by a fire wall. Silver Oak also stores some its wines in Napa and St. Helena.<

The cause is still under investigation but a man with the following description was seen fleeing the winery:

White male, 5’ 10”, skinny, thin mustache, wearing a beret.  He was seen running away from the winery after dropping what appeared to be a military rifle and yelling “Oh mondieu, we surrender, we surrender!”

 (editorial note: story is true, I added the last part)

Author: Joel Vincent

Growth Hacker and wine lover

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