In the hours before dawn on Aug. 17, as harvest was getting started, many of us were awoken when the sky lit up with the most widespread burst of lightning storms California has seen since 2008. Some 6,000 lightning strikes were recorded in 24 hours. Lightning strikes would ignite more than 200 fires, some quite large, across wine country.
As we ship the October issue to print, skies are hazy and fires are still burning, but they’re contained. Initial estimates indicate the Henne... go to issue