Glass Fire map shows wineries, landmarks destroyed in wine country

ByAlix Martichoux, Lindsey Feingold, and Brandon Behle KGO logo
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Drive down Hwy 29 shows fire damage to historic Napa Co. wineries
Just like you've probably done if you've visited any of the famous Napa Valley wineries, ABC7 News anchor Eric Thomas took a drive down Highway 29 and Silverado Trail in Napa County. Here's what he saw.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Glass Fire erupted early Sunday morning on Sept. 27 and merged with two smaller fires that left a trail of damage in its wake through Napa and Sonoma counties.

While the fire is almost contained after scorching more than 67,000 acres throughout California's wine country, we've already started assessing the damage left behind. Use the interactive map below to see the wineries, hotels and other Napa Valley businesses that were either destroyed or damaged in the wildfire.

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As of Tuesday, at least 642 homes in Napa and Sonoma counties were destroyed and another 150 were damaged.

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Here's what we know about the wineries, vineyards and hotels damaged:

  • Barlow Vineyards: The vineyard lost a lot of equipment, but their property is safe, they said on Facebook.
  • Barnett Vineyards: "The property was hit mainly in the vineyards, our storage shed and our deck. We fought off the fire from the winery and residence," the vineyard said on Instagram.
  • Behrens Family Winery: "Our sweet little winery building, guest apartment and beloved Westcraft Trailer were burned to the ground... Our new tasting room and crush pad/tank barn are still standing," the winery said on Facebook.
  • Black Rock Inn: The Silverado Trail establishment was confirmed destroyed.
  • Bremer Family Winery: Bay Area News Group saw a fully charred vineyard, but that the historic buildings had survived.
  • Burgess Cellars: This Deer Park winery also sustained heavy damage.
  • Cain Vineyard & Winery: The winery confirmed on Instagram that it sustained major damage, but took solace its wine survived because it was stored in a facility in south Napa.
  • Calistoga Ranch: State Senator Bill Dodd tweeted pictures of the destroyed luxury resort.
  • Castello di Amorosa:: While the iconic castle at this popular tourist attraction survived, the winery lost a critical storage building that housed thousands of bottles of wine. The owner also confirmed to ABC7 News that their lab and offices were also destroyed.
  • Chateau Boswell Winery in St. Helena: The winery was destroyed on the first night of the Glass Fire.
  • Dutch Henry Winery: This winery on the Silverado Trail burned, winemaker Scott Chafen confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Eeden Vineyards: Bay Area News Group photojournalist Jane Tyska reports the winery has been destroyed.
  • Fairwinds Estate Winery: ABC7 News visited the remains of this winery, which suffered major damage
  • Fantesca Estate & Winery: Fantesca reported on Facebook that a deck was destroyed by the fire, but the vineyards and the main winery buildings are intact.
  • The Glass Mountain Inn in St. Helena: The bed and breakfast was destroyed.
  • Kelly Fleming Wines: The estate suffered some damage, the winery said on Facebook, but the stone winery, vines and 2020 vintage (which was already in barrel) were all spared.
  • Hourglass Winery: The winery confirmed on Instagram that most of its Blueline Estate was destroyed in the fire. "Our Blueline Estate was unfortunately in nature's furious path. The loss will take some time to settle in."
  • Hunnicutt Wine Company: The winery confirmed on its website that the property sustained some damage: "While the Glass Fire did reach our property and caused significant structural damage, we are grateful for the amazing fire crews who protected the main building and kept our cave as secure as ever."
  • Meadowood Napa Valley and its Michelin-starred Restaurant at Meadowood: Firefighters were initially able to stop the fire from destroying the restaurant, but the blaze damaged the water tanks that firefighters were using to fight the fire and then they ran out of water.
  • Merus Wines: "Despite suffering some damage throughout the estate, our main building, the heart and soul of our operations, is still standing," the winery said on Facebook.
  • Newton Vineyard: On Instagram, the vineyard confirmed its property was "significantly impacted."
  • Phifer Pavitt Wine: The winery is still standing, but the vineyard and home on property were badly damaged.
  • Seven Stones: The GM told Wine Spectator they lost the guest tower, but no other structures were affected.
  • School House Vineyard: One house on this Spring Mountain property was destroyed, manager Tim Mosher told the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • Spring Mountain Vineyard: The vineyard confirmed on its website that the fire "swept through the entire property, essentially vaporized most of our historic buildings that date back over a century." However, they were able to save the main winery, wine caves, and the Miravalle Mansion.
  • Sterling Vineyards: ABC7 News visited the vineyard and while the majority of the property survived, some tanks and exterior structures sustained damage.
  • Tofanelli Vineyards: The vineyard in Calistoga was damaged.
  • Westwood Estate Wines/Annadel Gap Vineyard: Estate director Andrew Tomassini told Sonoma Magazine the vineyard suffered a near total loss of vines.

The fire is burning in an area untouched by the LNU Lightning Complex fires that started in August. (You can see the burn area of the LNU fires east of the Glass Fire in the map below). It's also an area that was spared by 2017's devastating fire season.

"The footprint of this fire has occurred in between the 2017 Tubbs, Nuns and Adobe fires," said CAL FIRE incident commander Billy See in a press conference Tuesday. "This land has no fire history that's recorded. This burned in all the acreage that was saved in 2017."

The interactive map below shows the size and scope of the Glass Fire's burn scar so far.

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Note: The boundaries are provided by CAL FIRE, and may not be precise. The acres burned and containment are also updated as CAL FIRE releases new information.

More than 26,000 structures are still threatened by the fire, according to CAL FIRE.