Vineyards were under two metres of water


Floods in the Napa and Sonoma valleys have caused three deaths and at least US$50m worth of damage. According to Decanter magazine, six days of torrential rain caused extensive flooding to wineries on thelower ground at the southern end of the valley, but at this time of year vines will not have been damaged. When vines are dormant in the winter they can withstand two weeks of flooding.

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