I am on the front lines of the fire on Frigo City Road. The Wilsonville vineyards are gone. Flicker Oaks, Calaveras Creek winery and Star Canyon vineyards were not affected; Chatom is safe. .I don't know about many other ones.
Bodega Del Sur
Vineyard: Mountain Ranch
Tasting Room: Murphys
We hope that Murphys will return to the bustling wine loving community as soon as the smoke clears.
Villa Vallecito Vineyards Inc.
Many Murphys businesses - stores and restaurants - are staying open and are eager to have visitors, and have locals who might just want a break.
Twisted Oak Winery is open at both of our locations - the winery in Vallecito between Murphys and Angels Camp on Highway 4 at Red Hill Road, and in Murphys on 363 Main Street - from 11:30 to 5:30.
Until the Butte Fire is contained (or the end of September), wine tasting at both tasting rooms is complimentary. Please do come and visit, share your stories, and enjoy our community.
Frogs Tooth Winery
Yesterday morning we received grapes from Cornish Vineyards located in Murphys. The picking crew would not pick because of the density of the smoke, so these folks called friends to help.
Last night we picked the last of the fruit from our vineyard. The Grenache was wonderful looking. Now to processing.
The fire is within 3 miles or less of our home...although there now is a substantial fire line that it has to cross along with highway 4.
Murphys has been a ghost town with lots of fire equipment and personnel. Waiting for this morning's briefing.