When Firefly Hill Vineyards found out that nearly all of its crop had been stolen, the owners took to social media to express their frustrations with the theft.
The Elliston winery had 2.5 tons of grapes stolen from it, costing the Dunkenbergers an estimated $50,000 and any hope of a 2018 batch.
What started out as understandable anger from co-owner David Dunkenberger quickly turned into gratefulness for a ton of community support.
“I want to thank everyone for proving society has not hit rock bottom. We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support,” Firefly’s Facebook page read. “Life goes on and if this is the worst thing that happens to us, we have it made.”
Earlier this week, Dunkenberger said that he was surprised how many news outlets reported on the theft and that he even received a message from a man in Poland expressing his sympathies for the loss.