Sunday, August 24, 2014

Scenes from the disaster

From an industry standpoint, this is a huge loss for each winery affected. And I can't help but think that if this had just been on a fault nearby us instead of them, we'd be the ones cleaning up today. Again, the injuries and loss of human and animal life is so much more important than this, but it's terrible to see this kind of destruction.

It also makes me very conscious of exactly where I do and do not want to be in an earthquake.


  1. Oh it hurts! I've always wondered how wineries plan for/handle these disasters. I'd probably be on the floor with a straw! What a blow to have such a labored-over product destroyed.

  2. It's amazing to me that wineries in both Napa and our area are not more earthquake conscious. If it hit here, we'd be damaged just as badly, and in exactly the same ways. Surely there must be a good way to secure barrels and bottles, right?