Fire that destroyed Bagg Dare Wine Company deemed accidental, Three Brothers plans to open this weekend

The cause of the fire that destroyed the Bagg Dare Wine Company of Three Brothers Winery & Estates in Geneva is still under investigation.

However, it was recently deemed accidental.

Officials said gusty winds of more than 40 mph helped fuel the blaze and water that had to be trucked in also played a role.

The cellar should be open this weekend.

No one was hurt, but one of Three Brothers Wineries and Estates famous locations was destroyed in a fire on Monday.

Firefighters from Varick, Romulus, Ovid, Fayette, Border City, Oaks Corners, Lodi, Interlaken, Canoga and Waterloo were called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m.

The flames could be seen from a significant distance. Water tankers were used to bring water to the scene to extinguish the fire. However, it was destroyed by fire.

In the aftermath of the fire, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates posted the following message on Facebook:

“As you may have heard, we had a fire tonight in the Three Brothers vineyards and estates in our beloved Bagg Dare Wine Company. Fortunately, no one was injured and no one was in the building at the time. We are heartbroken by the destruction of the famous structure, its history and the authentic memorabilia inside, but we are grateful to the local firefighters and everyone else who arrived so quickly to help. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we work through this. We will be closed as usual tomorrow and Wednesday and will provide updates as we learn more. “

The following video was posted by Ovid firefighters:

The following photos from the scene were shared by Carrie Smalser of the Ovid Fire Department:

Photos from earlier that night posted to social media showed the fire when it was first reported:

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