Pour one out for the wineries.
At least 19 vineyards, wine-centric restaurants and resorts have been damaged or destroyed by a wildfire that ripped through California’s renowned Napa-Sonoma region, according to reports.
The raging Glass Incident Fire incinerated property on the popular Fairwinds Estate, Davis Estates and Hourglass wineries — and burned down the beloved three-Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.
“It feels like someone died,” executive chef of the restaurant, Christopher Kostow, told the paper. “It’s weird that it’s all gone. It’s all rendered futile.”
The wildfire, which began Sunday, also tore through part of the famed medieval-style winery Castello di Amorosa, destroying 120,000 bottles — or roughly $5 million — worth of wine, according to Eater.com
At least a dozen more wine businesses — including Bremer Family Winery, Calistoga Ranch and Merus Wines— suffered damage to buildings, land or grapes due to the blaze, the outlet reported.
At the historic, family-run Chateau Boswell Winery, castle-inspired buildings were turned to ash, and the winery was photographed completely engulfed in flames. Burgess Cellars, a mountainside vineyard selling vintage Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, lost several structures.
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