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A drop in a barrel.

This past Sunday was a very emotional day in the wine country of Northern California. When the massive 6.0 earthquake centered in southern Napa County hit at 3:20 a.m., I was busy getting ready for bed after a fun night spent drinking wines in my cellar in Petaluma with friends. And although it seemed like our house shook, there was no damage to our house or the cellar. That was not the case in Napa County and a smaller segment of lower Sonoma County as well. Below are some of the pictures that will be remembered for decades to come. To help the cause, buy Napa wines to help get the wineries, the economy, and this great community back on its feet as quickly as possible.

Broken bottles fill a grape bin at Saintsbury winery in Napa after Sundays earthquake. (credit Eric Risberg)
Broken bottles fill a grape bin at Saintsbury winery in Napa after Sundays earthquake. (credit Eric Risberg)
A sad ending to some of my favorite wines I purchased when working as sommelier at The Lodge at Sonoma.
A sad ending to some of my favorite wines I purchased when working as sommelier at The Lodge at Sonoma.
David Duncan shares images of earthquake damage at Silver Oak Winery.
Toppled wine cases due to Napa earthquake at Silver Oak Winery. (credit David Duncan)
A worker removes an earthquake-damaged wine barrel from Napa Barrel Care Monday, Aug. 25, in Napa.
A worker removes an earthquake-damaged wine barrel from Napa Barrel Care Monday, Aug. 25, in Napa.

 

A barrier and caution tape block the entrances to the Ceja Vineyards tasting room and Cult Following wine and beer lounge. (credits Will Kane)
A barrier and caution tape block the entrances to the Ceja Vineyards tasting room and Cult Following wine and beer lounge. (credit Will Kane)
Wine spilled onto the floor of a Walgreen in Vallejo after the 6.0-magnitude Napa earthquake.
Wine crashed onto the floor of a Walgreen in Vallejo after the 6.0-magnitude Napa earthquake.
Many bottles and barrels were broken across the Napa Valley winemaking region after Sundays earthquake.
Many bottles and barrels were broken across the Napa Valley winemaking region after Sundays earthquake.
Workers move fallen wine barrels at Saintsbury Winery following the large earthquake in Napa. (credit Aric Crabb)
Workers move fallen wine barrels at Saintsbury Winery following the large earthquake in Napa. (credit Aric Crabb)
Marks on the concrete show how far a large fermenting tank moved during an earthquake at Saintsbury Winery. (credits Peter Fimrite)
Marks on the concrete show how far a large fermenting tank moved during an earthquake at Saintsbury Winery. (credit Peter Fimrite)
"Pretty severe tank damage & significant amount of wine loss, but we're feeling fortunate everyone is safe." (Twitter/@SebastianiWines)
“Pretty severe tank damage & significant amount of wine loss, but we’re feeling fortunate everyone is safe.” (Twitter/@SebastianiWines)