Most Napa wineries not impacted by earthquake

There were plenty of wineries that suffered a lot of damage from Sunday's earthquake in Napa, but there were a lot that didn't. Still, questions remained about how the earthquake will impact prices overall.

An article in the Washington Post discussed the potential price increase and the newspaper spoke with experts in the wine industry who said it's still a little too early to tell what the overall impact will be.

The experts pointed out that Napa Valley was more important to the history of winemaking than to actual wine production. According to the Post, less than 4 percent of the wine produced in the U.S. came from Napa. Roughly nine-tenths of U.S. wine came from California, but most of those grapes were grown in the state's Central Valley, which was not affected by the earthquake.

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There were no questions that there are wine makers in Napa who were really hurting. The Fontanella Family Winery estimated their losses to be in the millions of dollars.

The earthquake struck at 3:20am. One winemaker told the Washington Post that had it happened during working hours, there would have been a lot of injuries at the wineries because of all those stacks of wine barrels that toppled over.


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