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Wine Spectator: Sonoma Wine Country Regains Its Footing

November 8, 2019

Fire engines streamed out of Sonoma County wine country Wednesday, returning to their home bases across California and throughout the West as the once-ferocious Kincade fire was contained. It had consumed almost 78,000 acres since igniting Oct. 23 in the mountainous terrain above the vineyards of northern Sonoma’s Alexander Valley.

The damage, though significant, represents just a fraction of the devastation wrought by Northern California’s 2017 wine country fires. Most Alexander Valley residents and vintners are now returning to more accurately assess the damage, with many stressing the fact that the vast majority of the region’s vineyards and wineries were left unscathed. Wine Spectator has a full report.

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