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10/17/17

"The wine industry in general is very much intertwined. A lot of grape growers farm in different areas that include both Napa and Sonoma and Lodi, but we also know each other because it's such a small, tight unit of people."

10/17/17

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is lifting all evacuation orders in the following areas. If you live in these areas, you can return home now. Please read the instructions for your neighborhood below. There will be more law enforcement personnel in your neighborhood to keep you safe.

10/17/17

What I love, as a Frenchman here in California, is that amazing American positive attitude, says Jean-Charles Boisset

10/17/17

At mid-September, with temperatures cooling significantly following several days of unseasonably hot weather at the start of the month, the pace of sugar development in Lodi grower Steve Felten's wine grape vineyards had slowed.

10/17/17

On Monday, four more confirmed significant damage to their wineries, vineyards or wine stock. That brings the list of wine-damaged properties to 22 in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, since fires started on Oct. 8

10/17/17

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is asking the local winemaking community to fund a campaign which will provide aid to the winemaking communities in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Working with Direct Relief, a medical relief organization headquartered in Goleta, 100% of funds raised will be distributed throughout the affected area through California's Office of Emergency Services, the Napa County Public Health Department, and more than 40 health centers and clinics in the tri-county region.

10/17/17

Tom Seaver is alive and well, and his home and vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley wine country are just fine, too

10/17/17

A firefighter died Monday morning in a crash while working on the firelines in Napa County near Mondavi Winery in Oakville, according to news reports.

10/17/17

TerrAvion, an aerial imagery provider for farming and conservation, is offering free aerial imagery to any grower that has been affected by the fire, for damage assessment, insurance claims, or government claim purposes.

10/17/17

A number of Paso Robles wineries have come together to try to raise funds for those affected by the devastating wildfires in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Each participating winery will be donating $1 per bottle sold through the end of the month to charities.

10/17/17

The Glancy Wine Education Fund is creating special North Bay Fire Recovery Scholarships to benefit unemployed wine and hospitality professionals looking to improve their knowledge and skills while their community rebuilds.

10/17/17

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today issued the following statement from Dean William S. Silver regarding the wildfires burning in the north San Francisco Bay Area, and the SBE's role as an educational and community nucleus for the region's economic recovery efforts.

10/17/17

Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented, do not qualify for most disaster aid and may struggle to find local housing

10/17/17

A new wildfire that started Monday night in the Santa Cruz Mountains has injured two firefighters and prompted evacuations in the area around Boulder Creek, according to fire officials

10/17/17

The below list includes status of area wineries and how they have fared the fires. Locations in bold suffered some sort of damage or reported having to evacuate the property

10/16/17

Price gouging refers to sellers trying to take unfair advantage of consumers during an emergency or disaster by greatly increasing prices for essential consumer goods and services.

10/16/17

Forestville firefighters said they kept the 3:20 p.m. fire under a half acre. They said the cause of the fire was being investigated.

10/16/17

One week after a storm of wildfires ignited in California's Wine Country, firefighters on Sunday were finally eyeing an end to the deadly siege as winds settled down and the unrelenting infernos weakened enough for some people in endangered areas to return home

10/16/17

It was about 2 a.m. Saturday when strong north winds blew into Sonoma, kicked up something burning and launched it over fire lines, sparking a new arm of the Nuns fire, forcing nighttime evacuations of hundreds of people northeast of town and destroying at least three homes on Castle Road

10/16/17

We anticipate wineries will begin to reopen the week of October 16, especially those located on the valley floor, which was less directly affected by the fires

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