Around 40 people died in very extensive fires north of San Francisco in mid-October. Wine regions like Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino were affected and the fires caused damage to a large number of wine estates. It was mainly buildings that were either completely destroyed or damaged. Estimates say that around 85% of the grapes had already been harvested but the fermentation was affected as the wineries were without electricity for several days.
Although some vineyards were also destroyed, vines have the advantage that they don’t burn easily. How big the damage is remains to be seen.
Read more about the fires in California thedrinksbusiness.com.
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