The recent wild fires in Napa and Sonoma county were completely devastating to many people in the area. The loss of life and property was a real eye opener to the power of nature. Thankfully the vineyards provided a natural firebreak that would not allow the flames to get near some of the best wineries on the planet.
A couple key take aways for the wine consumer.
- 85% off all the grapes were already harvested so the effect on the wine quality will be minimal.
- There has been a lot of misinformation in the media regarding the devastation to the area. Napa is not burnt to the ground. Almost all of the wineries are open and the scenery is still as stunning as ever
Additional information can be found on the Forbes website.