The Kincade wildfire has claimed more than 66,000 acres of Sonoma County wine country. As feared, California’s Kincade wildfire moved rapidly through Sonoma County Saturday night, burning close to 10,000 additional acres and claiming both Soda Rock and Field Stone wineries. With the fire approaching the outskirts of Healdsburg and Windsor, the total area burned had reached 30,000 acres as of Sunday afternoon.
Dozens of other wineries sit in the danger zone, but with evacuation orders in place, most vintners are unable to check on their buildings and vineyards. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who had already declared a local state of emergency for Sonoma County, has upgraded the alert to a full statewide emergency.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fire, and those brave souls battling the blaze. Read the latest updates.