Wildfires threaten industry, tourism in California wine country
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The California wildfires hit during the grape harvest season, and a number of major vineyards either burned or are threatened, potentially causing a years-long shortage of wine grapes. California produces about 85 percent of U.S. wine, and Napa and Sonoma counties produce much of the country's premium wines. The wine country region is heavily reliant on tourism, with annual tourism spending of around $1.9 billion in both Napa and Sonoma counties.
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