Napa Getting Back to Business

October 20, 2017

Despite the huge human cost of the wildfires, the wine industry has emerged mostly unscathed.

While the wildfires in Napa were catastrophic on a human scale, the actual damage to wineries themselves has been thankfully not as widespread, Napa Valley Vintners have said.

Across the North Coast region, more than 40 lives were lost, thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed and the landscape of the area's forests and hillsides will take years to recover.

However, reports of wine industry damage in the Napa Valley do not appear to be widespread. Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has heard from 330 of its member wineries, and direct fire damage was reported by 47 member wineries; just a handful experienced significant property loss and the percentage of wineries directly affected is not expected to significantly increase.

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