California Wine Country Fire Resources

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[Updated 21 October 2017 12:25 GMT-8]

Here are some resources via the Palo Alto JCC:

https://my.jewishfed.org/emergency/north-bay-wildfire-emergency-fund

https://campnewman.org/support-newman/newmanstrong/

[Updated 13 October 2017 18:25 GMT-8]

As you undoubtedly know, Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties are experiencing many wildfires. A few wineries have burned to the ground. In the north part of Santa Rosa the Fountaingrove Inn, Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Inn, the Round Barn historic building, and a Trader Joe’s are no more. Thankfully, the Siduri winery has survived so far. We have no word on Belden Barns, but there is a fire in the Bennett Valley below their Sonoma Mountaintop location.

There are two parts to this article. First I’ll give you fire information resources that I believe are fairly up-to-date and accurate. Second, I’ll post links to specific, local relief organizations. I have to add that some members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance are donating $1 per bottle purchased to several relief organizations.

News Sources

Fire Information Phone Numbers from CalFire

Fire Information Phone Numbers from CalFire (click for larger version)

A few folks on Twitter are tweeting frequently with updates about the fire. I’ve compiled a public list of those I believe are reliable here. This is a Twitter list meaning you can read the timeline directly or look at it by list member. You may need a Twitter account for this.

Bob Redell is covering the fires for NBC bay area.

The Wine Business website is a great source for information about wineries and vineyards damaged or destroyed.

Zip code search via @Nixle

The Napa Valley Vintners Association is regularly updating their web page devoted to fire coverage.

CalFIRE is the official agency running the public effort.

The Wine Spectator

Mainstream media: San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury-News

How You Can Help

Coffey Park is a neighborhood in northern Santa Rosa

Coffey Park is a neighborhood in northern Santa Rosa. This is all that’s left.

Some members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance are donating $1 per bottle purchased to several relief organizations.

A good, comprehensive list of things you can do to help is at 7×7

Via Amy Lieberfarb,

 

About the author

Tony Lima has been a California wine fan since arriving in California from the east coast in 1974. He's lived the growth and expansion of the industry first hand. He's seen the fickle California Wine consumer fads pop up and burst... the craze for Zinfandel, then oaky Chardonnay, then Merlot, now Pinot Noir. His day job was Professor of Economics at California State University located in Hayward. (He retired in 2016.) His undergrad degree in chemical engineering (MIT) and his MBA ( Harvard) and Ph.D. Economics (Stanford) are the root of his interest in the Business of Wine. He is a card-carrying member of the AAWE - American Association of Wine Economists.

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