From Samantha O’Keefe:
To all of our loving and generous friends all over the world,
Having lost everything, no words can ever describe how we feel. However, the reality is that my staff and I made it out of the fire alive and my children and I are healthy and have each other. I am acutely aware of how blessed I am for this.
In these first days and weeks, I have struggled to have any words or an answer to all of your messages of love and concern. The enormity of it all is just too much.
Your generosity and support have been overwhelming at times. It has been so big and loud and strong. I know you all are willing us to rebuild and get on with it. Even when I felt like just falling down and crying, I was held upright by all of the strength you sent my way.
The South African wine industry, along with your support, is making sure a 2020 Lismore harvest is imminent. All of this love will be channelled into the wines I make this year.
I have such a gigantic mountain to climb, but I know that all of you are with me in this.
We wish you all a very happy new year.
Samantha (Keenan & Quinn).
Please read more about the fire here.
We would love it if you could help by donating to this crowd funding page set up to help Sam and her family. Thank you!