PH doesn't have to send me a bottle.
Latest from my area:
Santa Cruz Mountains:
Beauregard, Big Basin and three smaller wineries have been evacuated. It sounds like Beauregard's main vineyard was destroyed from a news report and approximate location.
Big Basin's outlook is grim from what I know/can tell. The golf course in Boulder Creek was on fire last night and that's about 8 miles down hill from Big Basin. The fire line seems to stretch right on Memory Lane. The forest in that area means the road is in no way an effective fire break. This is some of the most rugged and overgrown wilderness in the country. Even though it's only 25 air miles from San Jose, every year people get lost in this area and it takes days or weeks to find them.
Nothing in this area really has what we call defensible space. It's more like people live in tree houses. The forest surrounds everything. Roads are terrible, and very limited through this entire area.
Santa Clara Valley:
There are 10 wineries under evacuation alert as of this morning. Everyone east of Hwy 101. This area is downhill from the fire and there is good defensible space and much better roads and access. All 10 are people I know well.
Moving animals is the major undertaking right now. This is horse country and the roads were full of trailers last night. Two of my neighbors were helping out last night moving horses and one of our wine club members is the emergency coordinator for animal evacuation in the County. If needed we can close off our field here for up to 10 large animals.