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.

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,