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September 11, 2014 | News | REX HILL

Do you have an emergency evacuation plan?

After the earthquake hit the heart of Napa, KGW visited REX HILL to investigate our preparedness. Oregon is due for an enormous earthquake at an estimated 9.0 magnitude! If this were to occur, Kelly House of the Oregonian reported that it would take up to three months just to restore electricity in the Willamette Valley alone!

Despite the tremendous care we take with our wines, the safety of our employees is a top priority. We have plans in place for fires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters and have occasional, unannounced drills to measure our preparedness. REX HILL, like many Oregon wineries, was originally built around an old building designed for something else (in our case, it was a barn used to dry fruit and nuts). Realistically assessing these old, repurposed structures is very important. Even small measures could make a big difference in an emergency, for instance, adding lighted exit signs, choosing not to stack barrels too high or bolting tanks to reinforced concrete pads.

 


See our seven tips for emergency procedures.

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The REX HILL Tasting Room will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend starting Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th to allow our staff to spend the holiday with family and friends. We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28th at 10am.

Please join us on Friday, May 24th for our Pre-Memorial Kickoff Party from 5-8pm. Tickets $35 each ($20 for wine club and industry members).

Cheers!