Diary of a Napa harvest intern – part 1

N California wildfires screenshot 9.30 pm 26 August 2020

Samantha has already reported on her first impressions of Napa. She has also provided riveting reports on her experiences as a winery intern in Oregon and Barossa. Here she files her first report from an unusually early northern California harvest dominated by wildfires, as mapped above 24 hours ago. See also this thread about the fires on our forum.

On 16 August I went running up Chiles Pope Valley Road in the Napa Valley. On Monday 17 August, after a dry lightning storm the previous night, I watched from our winery as the trail I had been on...