Wineries: Business as usual

Four days after the worst earthquake in the Bay Area in 25 years, wineries have spruced things up and are open for business.

Tasting room visitors won’t notice anything amiss since most of the damage was done in barrel storage rooms.

Fourteen stainless steel tanks at the Sebastiani Winery were compromised by the 6.0 quake and employees spent Sunday mopping up and pumping wine into other holding tanks.

“We were open within 24 hours,” said Andrea Smalling, chief marketing officer for Foley Family Wines, owners of Sebastiani. “The wine that leaked was clients’ wine, not our wine. Most Sebastiani wines are in smaller barrels.”

Smalling said on Thursday there was still no concrete estimate of how much wine leaked.

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