Larson Family Winery Suffers “Catastrophic Damage” in Fire

Larson Family Winery, a popular winery and tasting room in Sonoma, California announced via Instagram that its tasting room was tragically destroyed in a structure fire on March 2, 2022. 

“On Wednesday, March 2nd at approximately 8:45 PM, Larson Family Winery in Sonoma caught fire and suffered catastrophic damage to the winery’s Tasting Room”, the post reads. “The barn-turned-tasting room suffered irreparable damage and will be closed until further notice.”

Larson’s tasting room was a rustic, indoor space filled with wine barrels, original artifacts related to the Sonoma County wine trade, photographs, and much more. It was adjacent to a large outdoor tasting area where people enjoyed lingering at picnic tables nearby to the vineyard’s grape vines. Larson is located just a few miles from downtown Sonoma.

The tasting room at Larson Family Winery

The Bay Area Telegraph visited Larson in February of this year, and shared our experiences in this video.

The winery is known for being extremely dog friendly, and even has its own winery dog on premises. Thankfully, Larson says that “No humans or dogs were injured in the fire” and that “The adjacent barrel room and winemaking facilities were left unharmed.” That means Larson will likely still be able to produce its wines, even if the tasting room itself was destroyed.

Larson provided thanks for the “Schell-Vista Fire Department who responded promptly and courageously to this fire.” Many people wrote in on Instagram and wished for speedy rebuilding and for the Larson family to continue making great wines.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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