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)