Glass Fire destroys 140-year-old Napa Valley winery


A historic Napa Valley winery has been destroyed by the Glass Fire.

The San Francisco Chronicle confirmed Tuesday the fire has demolished the original Burgess Cellars winery and a barrel warehouse along the hillsides of Howell Mountain in Deer Park. CEO Carlton McCoy told the paper the tasting room and house remain intact.

Tom Burgess bought the winery and renamed it in 1972 at a time when only two dozen wineries were in operation in the Napa Valley. It’s now in its second generation of ownership in the Burgess family.

Several owners have maintained the land over the decades.

The winery itself dates back to the 1870s, according to the Napa Valley Vintners.

Several other Napa Valley wineries and resorts have suffered extensive damage.

That includes Castello di Amorosa, situated between St. Helena and Calistoga.

We learned Monday of further destruction at Chateau Boswell and Meadowood Napa Valley, among others. Many other wineries are in the evacuations zone.

Deer Park itself has been completely devastated by the Glass Fire, which remains 0% contained as of Tuesday morning.

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