Wine Country in Flames: Wineries Completely Devastated By Massive Wildfires

Massive wildfires ravaged wineries in the Napa and Sonoma counties, melting bottles of wine and gutting acres of vineyards just as the season's harvest came to an end.

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Owner Rene Byck looks over remains of his Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2017. Firefighters encouraged by weakening winds were battling 17 large wildfires on Tuesday in California which have left at least 13 people dead, thousands homeless and ravaged the state's famed wine country.
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A bubbling underground river of wine flows away from a fire-ravaged Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 10, 2017.
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The William Hill Estate Winery sign is seen partially burnt in Napa, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region.
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Damage to wine-making vats and barrels at the production house of Paradise Ridge Winery from a wildfire are seen on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.
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Damaged wine-making vats and tanks stand among ashes and debris at Paradise Ridge Winery's production house on Oct. 10, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
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A sign outside the historic Gundlach Bundschu winery says it is "still standing strong" on Oct. 10, 2017, in this view near Sonoma, Calif. Workers in Northern California's renowned wine country picked through charred debris and weighed what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards and damaged wineries across California's wine country.
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A pair of Napa County firemen walk through the remains of the Signorello Estate winery Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries Tuesday after wildfires swept through several counties whose names have become synonymous with fine food and drink.
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An out of control wildfire approaches Gundlach Bundschu winery on Oct. 9, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. The winery was spared the worst from the flames that ravaged both the Signorello Estate winery, as well as Paradise Ridge winery.
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SONOMA, CA - OCTOBER 09: An out of control wildfire approaches Gundlach Bundschu winery on October 9, 2017 in Sonoma, California. Ten people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 1,500 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Plumes of smoke rise from a mountain behind a vineyard at Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
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A fire truck makes its way through the Chateau St. Jean winery, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Kenwood, Calif., as smoke covers the area from nearby flames.
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Burned out wine bottles sit on a rack at the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, California.
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Burned out wine bottles sit on a rack at the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on October 9, 2017 in Napa, California. Tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes and businesses have burned in widespread wildfires that are burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.
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Burned out wine bottles sit on a rack at the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, California.
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Burned out wine bottles sit on a rack at the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, California.
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The remains of the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery is seen after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, California.
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The remains of the fire damaged Signarello Estate winery after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, California. Tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes and businesses have burned in widespread wildfires that are burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.
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The fire-ravaged Signorello Estate winery is seen through a window Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes burned.
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The remains of the Signarello Estate winery remains after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. Tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes and businesses have burned in widespread wildfires that are burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.
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Flames shoot out from a window as the Signorello Estate winery burns in the Napa wine region of California on Oct. 9, 2017. More than a dozen fast-moving wildfires tearing through through California's wine country have destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said.
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