Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries as wildfires swept through counties whose famous names have become synonymous with fine food and drink.
At least four wineries were "complete losses" and several others reported some property damage by fires that have killed at least 17 people and destroyed some 2,000 building, The Associated Press reported.
Here is a list of wineries that were destroyed or suffered damage in the wine country wildfires:
- Signorello Estate - Napa County
The family-owned winery on Napa's Silverado Trail was completely destroyed in the Atlas Peak Fire.
- Paradise Ridge Winery - Sonoma County
The winery confirmed on Facebook that its estate overlooking the Russian River Valley had burned down.
- Frey Vineyards Winery -Mendocino County
The family-owned organic winery "has burned down," Nathan Frey of Frey Vineyards confirmed.
- White Rock Vineyards - Napa County
One of Napa’s oldest wineries confirmed Monday that flames consumed its family-owned winery.
- Stags' Leap Winery - Napa County
Several buildings on the estate's property were destroyed, Stags' Leap reported, adding that it will remain closed until it can safely re-open.
- Chateau St. Jean - Sonoma County
Treasury Wine Estates, Chateau's parent company, said in a statement to NBC that the winery sustained "limited damage" to its infrastructures.
- William Hill Estate - Napa County
Also located on Napa's Silverado Trail, Willian Hill said that its buildings are intact and it has sustained only minor landscaping and vineyard damage.[[450323523, C]]
- Gundlach Bundschu Winery - Sonoma County
The winery and structures "are all in tact," Bundschu said, thanks to firefighters who beat back flames that licked the property's perimeter.
- Nicholson Ranch - Sonoma County
The winery said contrary to media reports that it burned, it only suffered minor damage and reported that its cellard wine "appears safe."Nicholson Ranch is still evaluating the tenet of the damage, it said.