Exclusive Images of Wine Warehouse Fire
The recent giant warehouse fire in Vallejo, California that destroyed upwards of $100 Million in wine will impact the CA wine industry for some time to come. Many a winery will be out of the market for a year or more while others will be unable to review their historical winemaking efforts due to the loss of significant "library collections."
Those wineries and brands that have been reported to have suffered a loss in the fire include:
Trey Sabore, Whitehall Lane, Thackery, Livingston-Moffett, Von
Strasser, Signorello, Frazier, Saintsbury, ZD, Justin Vineyards,
Domaine La Due, Lehrer Family Vineyard, Tamayo Family Vineyards, Long Meadow Ranch, Goldridge, Givich, Marilyn Wines, Welsh Stewart, Toasted Head, RH Phillips, Beaulieu Vineyards, Organic Wine Company, Sherwin Family, Realm.
The following pictures come exclusively to Fermentation from Bradley Gray, the wine columnist for the Sonoma Sun. Bradley was able to gain access to the facility along with inspectors and witnessed first hand the melted glass, the shattered cases of wine and what he describe to me as the "hurricane-like destruction" of the inside of the facility. Bradley’s story on his first-hand view of the inside of the facility can be found here.
Below are more photos of the inside of the Vallejo warehouse provided to Fermentation by Bradley Gray: