California Wine Country Fire Resources
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.
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.
The Wine Business website is a great source for information about wineries and vineyards damaged or destroyed.
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— Napa County Library (@NapaLibraries) October 11, 2017
The Napa Valley Vintners Association is regularly updating their web page devoted to fire coverage.
CalFIRE is the official agency running the public effort.
How You Can Help
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,
— Amy Lieberfarb (@amylieberfarb) October 11, 2017