Wine Country Suffers Wildfires
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of our friends in the Napa and Sonoma area. It is heartbreaking to see the areas that the Vibes and Vino crew frequent and look forward to seeing each year.
As firefighters and emergency services desperately attempt to save lives and property, reports are coming in concerning the fates of wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. So far the following wineries have suffered damages from the fires:
Signorello Winery appears to be destroyed. All of the winery’s employees are safe, but it’s been confirmed that the building, which was built in 1986 and hosted the tasting room, is a total loss.
Robert Sinskey Vineyards has suffered some vegetation around the winery had burned by Tuesday.
Stag’s Leap Winery’s main area and tasting room are intact, but some outer buildings on the property were lost.
Segassia Vineyard has burned, according to a company spokesperson.
Helena View Johnston Vineyards is a total lost, according to the owner’s brother. This organic winery burned to the ground early Monday morning.
VinRoc looks to be largely destroyed. Only thing that survived is the wine cave.
White Rock Vineyards has suffered significant damage and is likely lost. This is one of Napa’s oldest wineries.
William Hill Estate Winery, sustained only minor cosmetic and landscaping damage, in addition to minimal vineyard damage, according to owner, E. & J. Gallo.
Nicholson Ranch is till intact. “The winery was in the path of the fire but escaped being engulfed by the flames. We have some damage to fix,” states their Facebook page.
Chateau St. Jean released a statement saying that, “At this stage, there is limited damage to our infrastructures and sites, however the fires are ongoing and we still have limited access to all of our different assets.”
Paradise Ridge Winery is completely destroyed.
On a side note, one of our favorite places to stay when we are in wine country and a very popular hangout for vineyard employees, The FountainGrove Inn, was completely destroyed.