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Glass Fire Napa California
 The Fairwinds Estate Winery was decimated by the Glass Fire in Napa County along Silverado Trail, photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Calistoga, CA.
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Photos Show Jaw-Dropping Devastation at Wineries Destroyed by the Glass Incident Fire

“These fires are serious and far from under control”

The Glass Incident Fire began on Sunday, September 27, and has since spread to over 60,148 acres across Napa and Sonoma counties. Along the way, it destroyed or damaged at least 23 restaurants, wineries, and resorts, and 28,835 other structures are currently under threat within the fire zone.

One of the wineries destroyed in the blaze is Castello Di Amorosa, a tourist destination in Calistoga known for its distinctive, medieval-castle-style main structure.

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Burned wine glasses sit in a pile in front of a building at Castello di Amorosa that was destroyed by the Glass Fire on October 01, 2020 in Calistoga, California
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That castle survived, but its vast store of wine suffered a massive blow, as 120,000 bottles burned, a roughly $5 million loss.

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A charred wine barrel sits amidst the remains of a fire-damaged Castello Di Amorosa winery as the Glass fire continues to burn in Calistoga, California on October 1, 2020
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In a letter posted to the winery’s website, owner Dario Sattui writes that “Castello di Amorosa sustained significant fire damage to the Farmhouse building, a separate 15,000 square foot building across the crush pad about 50 yards from the castle.”

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A burned truck sits in front of a fire-damaged Castello Di Amorosa Winery as the Glass fire continues to burn in Calistoga, California on October 1, 2020
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“Flaming embers landed in the grass near Highway 29 creating a massive fire that ripped up the hill to the Farmhouse before I knew it,” Sattui writes. “My first response was to let our farm animals out of their pens, and then I raced to find a fire truck which responded quickly, but it was just too large a fire to handle.”

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A pile of melted and burned wine bottles are seen at Castello Di Amorosa winery as the Glass fire continues to burn in Calistoga, California on October 1, 2020
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Hourglass Wines, a family-owned business with vineyards and St. Helena, lost its “Blueline” operation in the blaze. Writing on Instagram, the winery says that “We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support - we can’t thank you enough. These fires are serious and far from under control.”

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Melted trash cans sit in front of fire-damaged wine storage tanks at Hourglass Winery as the Glass fire continues to burn in Calistoga, California on October 1, 2020
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And then there’s the Restaurant at Meadowood. the 3-Michelin-Star restaurant that burned to the ground on Monday, September 28.

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A stairway leads to the destroyed main building and restaurant at Meadowood Napa Valley luxury resort after the Glass Incident Fire moved through the area on September 28, 2020 in St. Helena, California
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Speaking with the SF Chronicle, executive chef Christopher Kostow said “Everyone’s safe and well and we’ll be fine,” he said. But, he added, “It feels like someone’s died.”

Cluster Of Destructive Wildfires Burns Through Napa And Sonoma Counties In California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

“Most of the Fairwinds Winery and its Tasting Room has been very seriously damaged by the recent Napa Valley fires,” the Calistoga winery says on its website.

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Damaged fermentation tanks are seen at Fairwinds Estate Winery that was destroyed by the Glass Fire on September 29, 2020 in Calistoga, California.
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“We are pleased to report our people are all safe,” they write, saying that “We hope to get creative and find ways to show you our wines in some other way on the property soon.”

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Damaged wine barrels sit stacked at Fairwinds Estate Winery that was destroyed by the Glass Fire on September 29, 2020 in Calistoga, California.
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“We are pleased to report our people are all safe,” Fairwinds writes. “Our hearts go out to friends and neighbors, many of whom have lost their homes and all their belongings. This may change us, but it will not defeat us.”

Glass Fire Napa California
The Fairwinds Estate Winery was decimated by the Glass Fire in Napa County along Silverado Trail, photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Calistoga, CA.
Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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