Saturday, August 24
We will attempt to change Chainsaw Wine into water!
Be there at the first, fun kick-off event in a public campaign to convince the third largest corporate winery in the world to spare 154 acres of Gualala River’s redwood forest from the chainsaw.
They plan to clear-cut more than a million board-feet of raw timber to build a sprawling vineyard development over a district of historic Pomo meadows, forest, villages and campsites. This is the only proposed redwood deforestation project in California, and with its end, we will make it the last.
Not only will you be given a bottle of this troubling Chainsaw “Wine” to work your magic on, but you will have the pleasure to hear unique presentations from the noted writer and activist Starhawk, and local Kashaya Pomo traditional storyteller and artist Eric Wilder (below, left).
Their compelling words and tales will entertain and inspire you to see this deforestation threat in a broader context. Your participation will send the first volley out of a powerful message to the corporate headquarters of the Artesa Winery.
Show them that the silent forest and river have friends with big voices to oppose Chainsaw Wine. Let the world know that red wine made from redwood clear cuts is undrinkable – no redwood deforestation for new vineyards.
Graciously hosted by the Annapolis Winery (not a drop of Chainsaw Wine to their name!).
Location: 26055 Soda Springs Road (at the corner of Annapolis Road and Soda Springs Road) in Annapolis, directly across from the Artesa project forest site.
See all the background on the Artesa project and the effort to stop the project by activists and the Friends of the Gualala River at GualalaRiver.org
Redwood forest slated for destruction on the Artesa property