A Year Later, Napa and Sonoma Rebuild

A Year Later, Napa and Sonoma Rebuild
Ray Signorello (second from left) breaks ground on new winery buildings. (Eric Risberg/AP Photo)
Dec 31, 2018

The firestorms that tore through Northern California last year killed 44 people, burned 245,000 acres and destroyed 8,900 structures. One year later, wineries that were damaged have broken ground on new construction, though many were slowed by insufficient insurance policies. Sonoma residents are facing a housing shortage, with rebuilding delayed by a lack of workers. Despite those hurdles, most residents are optimistic about the future, thanks to a promising 2018 harvest and a desire to make improvements to the region.

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