At least six wineries in northern California have sustained total or very significant losses as fires continue to blaze through the region, according to the Napa Valley Vintners and the Sonoma County Vintners.
Some 22 fires have burned more than 170,000 acres in California, torching more than 3,500 homes and commercial structures, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. At least 21 people have died and many have been reported missing.
Napa Valley Vintners has reached out to all its members and received updates from more than 120 of them. Five in that county sustained significant or total losses, and at least 11 reported damage to their winery, outbuildings or surrounding vineyards.
The association declined to disclose the names of those affected.
In Sonoma County, Paradise Ridge Winery burned down. There have been reports of others, but Michael Haney, director of membership for the Sonoma County Vintners, could not confirm them Tuesday. The situation remains fluid, he said.
As of Wednesday, Paradise Ridge remained the only known winery to have burned down in the area, Sonoma County Winegrowers President Karissa Kruse said in a statement. The organization has not been able to receive accurate updates from Sonoma Valley because most of the area remains under evacuation orders, she said.