’Rising from the Ashes:’ Soda Rock Winery Back Open After Kincade Fire

Just a few days after the Kincade fire ripped through Sonoma County, the Soda Rock Winery is back open and embracing the future one glass of wine at a time.

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The Soda Rock Winery’s stone facade was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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People photograph the charred remains of the 150-year-old structure destroyed by the Kincade Fire.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Nothing but charred remains of a stone wall was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Nothing but charred remains of a stone wall was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Nothing but charred remains of a stone wall was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The Soda Rock Winery’s stone facade and beloved pig sculpture, Lord Snort, was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Nothing but charred remains of a stone wall was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Despite the devastation caused by the Kincade Fire, the Soda Rock Winery opened just a few days after the fire was contained.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Nothing but charred remains of a stone wall was left standing after the Kincade Fire destroyed the rest of the 150-year-old building.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Mark Dankowski, a Soda Rock Winery employee, poses for a portrait outside the barn – a structure spared by the Kincade Fire.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
The barn – which was spared by the Kincade Fire – has turned into a space for wine tastings while the community has made it a space to share stories of survival.
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