The fires in northern California’s Napa and Sonoma area still aren’t totally contained, but the winds died down enough on Sunday that many people were able to return to their homes. Some of the wineries that were affected have already started rebuilding from the damage.
A spokesperson for the Segassia Vineyard explained that they think everything at their winery is destroyed, except that they have a plan for the damaged grapes.
“They plan to take the grapes from wineries that can no longer be used and turn them into Wine RayZyns, a new superfood fruit snack. Part of product sales for the month of October will go towards the Napa fire relief efforts.”
Caroline Shaw, who is the president of the Sonoma County Vintners, pointed out a silver lining about timing.
“On a positive note, many of the grapes had been harvested in Northern California prior to the fire.Because of this we believe the 2017 harvest will showcase the exceptional quality and style Sonoma County wines are known for. This is a strong and resilient community. We have a good natured competitiveness out in the marketplace and without question we will work together to help our neighbors rebuild.”