Napa, California may be known for its wine, but the region is making headlines now due to the wildfires raging through Napa County, posing a threat to the lives and livelihoods of many residents as both the hospitality and wine-production industries have been impacted.
On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, Visit Napa Valley reported in a press release that firefighters have increased containment of the multiple wildfires burning throughout the county, but many wineries, tasting rooms, restaurants and lodging properties remain closed due to power outages, evacuation orders and road closures preventing employees from getting to work.
American Canyon, downtown Napa, Yountville, and St. Helena are a few of the areas where businesses are open and welcoming visitors. The Napa Valley Welcome Center in downtown Napa is also open to assist visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Calistoga remains under mandatory evacuation.
For more information and a consistently updated list of open and closed businesses in the area, visit visitnapavalley.com/emergency.