Pinnacle Helps Helwig Winery Rise from the Ashes After Fire

Posted on 28th April, 2021

by Pinnacle Emergency Management

Pinnacle Emergency Management was proud to lead the reconstruction of Helwig Winery's wine production and corporate offices facility which burned down in May 2017.

The building housed critical winery operations including production and laboratory space, executive offices, and a commercial kitchen that supports the catering for many year-round private events and their popular summer concert series.

These spaces were redesigned, expanded, and rebuilt along with a beautifully designed private tasting room, all within the same building footprint. It was completed just in time to begin crushing fruit for the next year's vintage.

"We have been honored to be able to assist Helwig Winery from clean-up of the fire to complete reconstruction of this critical facility, providing them with a state-of-the-art wine production facility, expanded high-end commercial kitchen, beautiful executive offices, and a brand-new private tasting room," explained Leo Grover, owner of Pinnacle Emergency Management. "We were thrilled we completed this project just in time for their 2018 crush."

"This building was the heart of our operation," explained Helwig Winery owner, Dave Helwig. "We are incredibly grateful to Pinnacle Emergency Management for working so closely with us to exceed our expectations of how we could recover from the fire. The past year could have been devastating for our business, but Pinnacle helped make sure we are in a better place than we were prior to our disaster. My life was certainly much easier through this process than if I'd tried to manage it myself. I'm no expert in fire insurance, nor did I have the time to manage a construction project, insurance claim negotiations, and such. I had peace of mind knowing I had an expert partner handling the process so I was able to focus on our continuing operations and planning," added Helwig.