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California wine country rocked by quake

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 01:21

Dozens of homes and historic buildings are now considered unsafe and Napa Valley wineries are reporting a financial hit in the wake of Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The damage assessment continues a day after Sunday's 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa. Dozens of homes and historic buildings are now considered unsafe to occupy. For many residents, the impact of the jolt - the region's biggest in 25 years - is still sinking in. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CARRIE BARNETT, SAYING: "It was just boucing around like we were on a rollercoaster ride from hell." But the quake left no known fatalities, although more than 100 people were injured. And taking a serious hit -- Napa's multi-billion dollar wine industry. Hundreds of bottles were destroyed at the Silver Oak Winery -- reserve wines meant only for VIP's and special tastings. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT, CEO OF SILVER OAK WINERY, DAVID DUNCAN, SAYING: "We actually call it the inner sanctum in the winery. They're very special, unique reference wines. And we don't sell them, they're not available. And so to lose them, they're gone forever." And Silver Oak is not the only winery reporting damage. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT, CEO OF SILVER OAK WINERY, DAVID DUNCAN, SAYING: "I have seen some photographs from some friends that there are barrel rooms that have taken it really hard. So I think there will be certain wineries that will be affected severely." And there could be worse to come. With 50 to 60 after-shocks on Sunday, authorities warn of continued aftershock activity for the next couple days.

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California wine country rocked by quake

Monday, August 25, 2014 - 01:21