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North Bay wildfires cloud wine grape harvest as total losses could approach $500 million

October 05, 2020

Bill Swindell has a harvest update. E. & J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, the largest U.S. winery, which owns numerous vineyards in Sonoma County and local wineries such as J Vineyards & Winery and MacMurray Ranch, has found "some locations experienced significant smoke exposure based on their close proximity to the fires and the prevailing winds," company spokesman Lon Gallagher said in an email.