LIVE REPORT: Small Napa Valley Wineries Devastated by Earthquake
Sunday's earthquake in the Napa Valley, California, region could have devastating effects on local wineries. Adam Housley brought us a firsthand report from a Napa warehouse.
Housley noted that many small, family-operated wine businesses have one warehouse where they store all of their inventory.
Karen Fontanella, of the Fontanella Family Winery, said she was in shock when she saw what happened at the warehouse. She estimated it would take 7-10 days to get all of the barrels out and then assess how much can be salvaged.
Their losses are estimated in the millions.
Housley noted that, like most businesses in the area, they do not have insurance because it's either unavailable or the deductible is too high.