Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PDT
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Testa Vineyards, Calpella 
6400 N State St
Calpella, CA 95418

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Lindy Kersmarki 
Mendocino County Farm Bureau 

Calpella/Redwood Valley MENDO MIXER 

MCFB and MWI are partnering on MENDO MIXER events geared towards our wine industry community. Each mixer has an educational component, networking and tasty refreshments. This mixer will have PG&E representatives speaking on de-energization and wildfire safety focusing on agricultural impacts. There will be a general public event in Willits on July 18th where non-agriculture specific impacts will be addressed.

Topic: PG&E De-Energization and Wildfire Safety

For those that may not be aware, the majority of Mendocino County was added to the Tier 2 fire threat area where PG&E will be practicing planned de-energization this year if needed during the 2019 fire season as part of their wildfire safety operations. Mendocino County Farm Bureau has been working with our staff at California Farm Bureau Federation and PG&E’s Ag and Food Processing staff to discuss the addition of the Tier 2 mapping zones to the planned de-energization process and the concerns related to impacts to harvest season and agricultural processing operations (packing houses, wineries, mills, etc).

The de-energization process is one thing, but the re-energization process and related length of the power outages is the primary concern that has been expressed from those who operate wineries and other processing facilities. If you have electric dependent irrigation pumps or other equipment, this concern is also relevant.

In order to have a focused meeting on the de-energization process and other wildfire safety operations as related to agricultural  farming and processing operations, staff from PG&E’s Ag and Food Processing unit will be presenting on these topics with an opportunity for Q/A. 


Additional PG&E Information

PG&E is also planning a series of regional outreach meetings to discuss the de-energization/re-energization process and other wildfire safety concerns. The meeting for Mendocino/Lake/Colusa Counties is scheduled in Willits on July 18th at the Willits Community Center from 6-8 PM. The meeting schedule can be seen at the link below.


For more information, the link below has a fact sheet and a policies/procedures guide related to the power shut off process that we encourage all of you to read.  


Event Details

  • We will be enjoying great wines from Testa Vineyards and tasty snacks by Bella Cibo Catering.
  • We anticipate this topic to bring a lot of interest in attendance. Due to limited seating, registration will be required.
  • PG&E will be focusing on agricultural impacts for this meeting. General public can attend the July 18th Reginal Outreach Meeting at the Willits Community Center from 6-8 PM for more relevant information.

Appetizers will be catered by Bella Cibo. See below the bruschetta bar menu!

Bruschetta Bar featuring

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Artichoke Parmesan dip

Balsamic Infused Roasted Beets

Italian Hummus (or Fresh Herb Green Goddess dip)

with Fresh Veggies

Trio of Goat Cheese 

with Spicy Berry Chutney, Apricot Chutney and

Herb and Garlic with Olives

Blue Cheese with thinly sliced Apple

Triple Cream Brie with Strawberries

Romano with Grapes

Pesto Cheesecake,

Pepper Crusted Salami with Pepperoncini peppers,

Assorted Olives

Fresh Baguettes, Crostini and assorted crackers