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sf chronicle - paywall

California's megafires spur insurers to send in special, private crews before a blaze hits

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napa register - paywall

Containment of Sonoma County fire reaches 80%; no injuries or property damage reported

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New York Times - paywall

California's Wildfires Had an Invisible Impact: High Carbon Dioxide Emissions - New York Times - paywall

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cbsnews

Watch: Highway 50 Reopens To Residents, Full Reopening On Tuesday

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press democrat

State grant extends Sonoma Valley wildfire prevention work

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sfgate

Wildfire weather forecast for Bay Area: PG&E may shut off power in these cities

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Cal Fire

Hopkins Fire 30 Percent Contained as of Monday Night - Cal Fire

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tahoedailytribune

Caldor containment at 50%; agencies put out structure fire

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7x7

Hangar 1's new Smoke Point makes vodka of wildfire-damaged grapes

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wine australia

Dr Suwen Law in Australia is investigating whether a single drop of grape juice or wine on a sensor can detect smoke taint -

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Wall Street Journal - paywall

Winemakers Tap Artificial Intelligence to Salvage Grapes as Wildfires Rage - Wall Street Journal - paywall

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wsu.ed

Wine scientists running studies to combat smoke exposure

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sf chronicle - paywall

California's megafires spur insurers to send in special, private crews before a blaze hits

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north bay business journal

Counting the hidden costs of North Bay, California wildfires on businesses, residents

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napa register - paywall

Containment of Sonoma County fire reaches 80%; no injuries or property damage reported

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New York Times - paywall

California's Wildfires Had an Invisible Impact: High Carbon Dioxide Emissions - New York Times - paywall

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sharp decline expected in grape yield due to Sonoma, Napa county fires

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mother jones

Picking the Last of the Season's Grapes, With Fire Raging Everywhere

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Business Climate Leaders

Reminder: Register for the Wine Industry Climate Action Webinar

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businessclimateleaders.org

More than 90 U.S. wineries sign climate declaration supporting Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

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U.C. Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology

Video: UC Davis, OSU and WSU discuss smoke taint research

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union-bulletin

Smoke damaged wine grapes included in $28.6 billion disaster aid bill

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Esther Mobley, SF Chronicle, paywall

Without federal aid for wildfires, California's wine industry could collapse, vintners say- Esther Mobley, SF Chronicle, paywall This is what you get when you can't pay for it. Yep Yep Yep.

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napa register - paywall

Congress set to vote on disaster aid bill that could assist wineries hurt by wildfires, drought - napa register - paywall

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New York Times

The Unconventional Weapon Against Future Wildfires: Goats This is what you get when you can't pay for it. Yep Yep Yep.

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List of Damaged Vineyard & Wineries

Confirmed Damage

Kenefick Ranch Vineyard and Winery: 2020 vintage (held at custom crush facility that did burn down)

Westwood Estate & Annadel Gap Vineyard: 40 acres planted mostly to Pinot Noir and Rhone varieties destroyed.

Dutch Henry Winery: Winery destroyed

School House Vineyard: Two homes on the property destroyed, winery is off-site

Barnett Vineyards: Damage to upper deck, storage shed and vineyards; winery and residence still stand. More information

Fantesca: Equipment and outdoor tasting deck damaged, the rest of the winery stands.

Cain Vineyard and Winery: Main production facility, barn, 2019 and 2020 vintages.

Spring Mountain Vineyard: Vineyard, vineyard manager's home, two buildings (main winery and Miravelle Mansion still stand) More information.

Behrens Family Winery & Sova Wines: Two buildings, including winery

Fairwinds Estate Winery: More information

Sherwin Family Vineyards: Owners confirmed that the winery was leveled, the team is safe and they will rebuild. More information.

The Restaurant at Meadowood: More information

Burgess Cellars (barrel storage and original winery; vineyard damage minimal): More information

Newton Vineyard (extent of damage still being assessed): More information

Hourglass Winery (winery faciltiy and guest house): More information

Tofanelli Vineyards (barn and family home): More information

Chateau Boswell WineryFamed California winery destroyed as fast-moving fires take over wine country

Castello di Amorosa (farmhouse/storage building): Napa Valley's famed castle, Castello di Amorosa, loses building containing all of its bottled wine

Hunnicut Winery (office building and crush pad): More information

 

Updates will be added as information is confirmed