Scorched, Parched, and Now Uninsurable

Napa Valley’s world class wineries face a daunting future as fire insurance and water costs soar under the rapidly growing impacts of wildfire and drought. NYTimes climate correspondent Christopher Flavelle and I talked to nervous owners who’s wineries are are already surrounded by charred landscape and dwindling water supplies as they brace for the upcoming fire season. 

New York Times Climate Reporter Christopher Flavelle writes - ‘If the heat and drought trends worsen, “we’re probably out of business,” said Cyril Chappellet, president of Chappellet Winery, which has been operating for more than half a century. “All of us are out of business.”’