When a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa early Sunday, it caused significant damage to local businesses connected to the wine business.
At Henry Hill & Company, a bonded wine warehouse, a roof caved in and sent full barrels of high-priced wine tumbling to a concrete floor below.
"We're wading around in a sea of Cabernet," said Bill Hill, the company's owner.
His warehouse contained nearly1,000 barrels—many filled with expensive, high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Hill called the building's damage "severe" and estimated that close to 20 percent of his wine has been lost at a cost of "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
Dozens of barrels are now trapped under a semi-collapsed roof. To save the wine barrels that are pinned in by the roof, Hill is trying to get help to secure the roof.