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Monday, November 24th

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will need portable stainless steel tanks, barrels, anything that can hold wine right now ... with Video: Sebastiani Winery says 19 of its wine tanks were damaged

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fortunately, most wineries had barely started harvesting grapes, which means most tanks are still empty. Had the earthquake happened a month from now, the sewage system may have run red with fermenting Merlot. Almost every winery has bottled its 2012 red wines. It may be counterintuitive to think of thousands of glass bottles as earthquake-safe, but when they are in pallets and prepared to be handled by truckers, they are less vulnerable to earthquakes than barrels stacked to the ceiling or giant tanks full of wine.

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It's standard at wine storage facilities for barrels to be stacked six high. Fortunately, most of them seem to be holding their wine

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grape grower Larry Hyde sat in the morning hours without electricity, trying to get his battery-powered computer working ...

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Prized collections and wooden casks crashed to cellar floors when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa Valley, but damage to the famous wine region at the start of harvest time might be limited to a handful of wineries and warehouses

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"They were very special," Duncan said from his headquarters in Oakville, 12 miles north of Napa. "They're all blends we make from quite a few vineyards that we keep separate."

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"We're showing it to our viewers right now,"

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Napa has 789 wineries, which produced 49.7 million cases of wine in 2011, according to a study by Stonebridge Research

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"Thank God there were no cellar guys working-3:20 a.m. is a good time for a wine country earthquake," said winery partner Dave Pramuk

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Many have built earthquake proof racks to hold those 500 pound barrels of wine. That alone may have prevented an economic disaster?

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In addition to images of the wreckage to downtown Napa buildings, photos of damaged wine cellars and barrel storage rooms with dozens of barrels piled up in a heap were widely shared on social media websites Sunday morning.

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Signorello Estate and Etude were closed

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but many buildings haven't been inspected yet ...

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sent more than 120 people to a hospital and led Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency

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Wineries report damage, while mild temperatures may ease effect on harvest

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The real question will be at the warehouse," said Ceja, the son of vintners who have been growing grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley since 1983

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Racing will go on as planned Sunday at the Sonoma Raceway; the track was not damaged in the 6.0 magnitude quake that hit early in the morning.

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to better organize the relief effort ...

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On July 28, 2000, an earthquake demonstration was held at the University of California at Berkeley's Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Annex in Richmond, California.

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"It's a pretty active fault system."

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A long, rolling temblor pegged at 6.0 by the U.S. Geological Survey shook a wide swath of the Bay Area awake early Sunday, causing damage to buildings and sending at least 87 people to a hospital. According to a PG&E map, more than 42,000 customers are without power across the northern Bay Area, including American Canyon, Napa, St. Helena, Santa Rosa and Sonoma

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The quake struck near southwest of Napa at 3:20 a.m. causing houses to shake in the center of San Francisco and knocking out power to more than 50,000 houses.

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She died Friday in Paris "from the effects of a serious operation," winemaker Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA said

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Rudy Kurniawan may be in prison, but hundreds of counterfeit wines are still out there.

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Last month, vintners in Malibu Coast celebrated the U.S. government's designating their region the newest wine appellation in America. This month, they are fighting for the right to keep growing grapes. On Aug. 26, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors will vote on a measure to adopt a Land Use Plan for the Santa Monica Mountains, which includes the entire American Viticultural Area (AVA). The plan bans future vineyard plantings, but vintners fear it could lead to removing vines too.

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The issue came up at Tuesday's county Board of Supervisors meeting. Planning director David Morrison reported that the Napa planning commission is now approving 23 wineries per year, and is also seeing more requests for bigger buildings and more permitted visitors

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The Napa Valley Vintners Association has thrown its considerable political weight within Napa County behind a plan to double a commercial impact fee that could raise $1 million annually for affordable housing

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Farm groups are lined up in opposition to a pair of bills in the California Legislature that would give the State Water Resources Control Board broad new powers to oversee groundwater use statewide.

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State Seizes Thousands of Bottles in Sting; Owner Fights to Save Collection

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The fire appeared to have started around an air dryer system and was confined to the mechanical room, where damage was described as extensive.

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September is California Wine Month

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Burgundy wine maker Laurent Ponsot reveals how he helped bring US collector Rudy Kurniawan to trial and says his record prison sentence should have been doubled