Napa and Sonoma wineries after 2017's California wildfires
One of the famed Napa Valley signs greets visitors at the northern end of the valley. The overall damage to the wine industry in Napa and Sonoma County from the October 2017 wildfires ending up being relatively small.
In the Carneros region of southern Napa Valley, vines untouched by the 2017 wildfires stretch across the hills above the Napa-Sonoma Marshes.
Visitors take to the terrace in March 2018 at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery in northern Sonoma County. The winery reported a drop in visitor traffic following the October 2017 wildfires, as did many wineries across the Northern California wine country, according to a study by Sonoma State University.
Mustard flowers, a traditional harbinger of spring in Northern California, blaze yellow at the entrance to the Napa Valley in March 2018.
The gates to Signorello Estate Winery stand shut in March 2018 at the eastern edge of the Napa Valley. The winery's buildings (but not its vines) burned down in the wine country wildfires of October 2017.
Honig Vineyard & Winery sits on the floor of Napa Valley in March 2018. Wineries on the valley floor emerged largely unscathed from the wine country wildfires in October 2017.
Visitors fill the bar of the tasting room at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery in the Dry Creek Valley of northern Sonoma County. The October 2017 wildfires did not damage the winery proper, though flames came close to some of its mountain ranches.
Paradise Ridge Winery, which burned down in the October 2017 wildfires in the California wine country, now welcomes guests to a modest tasting room outside the village of Kenwood in Sonoma County. The owners of Paradise Ridge are currently considering options for rebuilding.
Experts remain divided on the long-term effects of smoke from the October 2017 California wine country wildfires on fruit still on the vine or the vines themselves. Ninety percent of the 2017 harvest already had been collected before the wildfires began Oct. 8.
The October 2017 wildfires in the Northern California wine country significantly damaged parts of Santa Rosa, Calif., but spared Vintners Inn, a boutique property at the city's northern edge.
The wine country wildfires of October 2017 burned to the edge of Buena Vista Winery's estate, but other than some smoke damage, the winery escaped harm.