Earthquake Affects Wine Country

Our thoughts are with our Napa and Sonoma neighbors affected by yesterday's earthquake. We are relieved to hear that most are safe and would like to offer our support in any way possible to those affected.

Northern California experienced its strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years early Sunday morning, around 3:20 am. The 6.1 magnitude earthquake has affected several wine areas in the North Bay, most notably Napa Valley and parts of Sonoma County.

Napa Valley was hit hardest with several historic buildings destroyed in downtown Napa. Several businesses are closed while property owners and Emergency Response personnel work to assess damage and make any immediate repairs. No major casualties have been reported, though several were treated at local hospitals for minor cuts and injuries.

The Napa Valley Vintners have reported that there are initial reports of damage to winery production and storage facilities, especially those in the city of Napa. Many vintners are still assessing their individual situations. Additional updates will be available within 24-72 hours. See website.

If you are visiting downtown Napa, please be aware that some businesses may be closed. However, most lodging properties are open for business and welcome visitors to book their stay! Meritage Resort & Spa and Silverado Resort are offering special rates for locals displaced by the earthquake. Call Meritage Resort directly at 707.251.1900 for availability. For Silverado Resort, the "Napa Local's Special" is available Monday-Thursday, August 25th - August 29th only with rates starting at $149; call 707.257.0200.

WineCountry Media is compiling a more comprehensive list and will be updating this page as we learn more information.  We hope to continue to be a resource for visitors, locals, and businesses affected by the earthquake.

Please see the following list of resources:
  • If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately
  • City of Napa: Visit for up-to-date local city status reports concerning street and building closures, water supply, debris disposal and other public information.
  • County of Napa - Emergency information, media releases, etc.
  • If you have a gas line concern, call PG&E at 1.800.743.5000
  • If you  would like to request a building inspection, call 707.258.7829 (City of Napa) or 707.253.4417 (Unincorporated Napa)
  • Shelter is available at Crosswalk Community Church located at 2590 First Street, Napa or contact the Red Cross at 707.257.2900.  
  • If you would like to volunteer to help, call the Volunteer Center at 707.252.6222