Napa County is currently experiencing multiple wildfires and local and state emergencies have been declared. Visit Napa Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, greatly appreciates the overwhelming support received from the emergency service response teams who continue to work to keep everyone safe, as well as the collaboration and teamwork from all of its partners.
“The health and safety of Visit Napa Valley’s staff, neighbors and visitors is our highest concern,” said Clay Gregory, president and CEO for Visit Napa Valley. “Our thoughts are also with Napa County wineries, hotels, and other businesses that have been affected by this week’s wildfires.”
At this time, the economic impact of the wildfires on Napa County businesses is not known. Many businesses remain closed due to power outages, evacuation orders and employees who are unable to get to work. As the days progress, businesses will continue to assess their ability to welcome visitors, and Visit Napa Valley will provide updates accordingly.
“Due to road passage difficulty and poor air quality, we are suggesting that visitors consider making alternate travel plans until the fires in Napa Valley have been contained,” adds Gregory.
Visit Napa Valley’s website VisitNapaValley.com/emergency posts a list of Napa County businesses that have currently reported if they are in operation. The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, is open to assist visitors daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as provide complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Napa Valley Vintners has posted a press release with an update on the wineries affected and the 2017 harvest.
Visitors who are in Napa Valley may refer to this list of resources, which provide additional information on the wildfires. News outlets are encouraged to contact these organizations directly for updates.