Planning a trip to Napa Valley this week?
According to Napa’s official visitor serving agency, it’s best to hold off until the fires have been contained.
Clay Gregory, Visit Napa Valley president and CEO, said that the city’s Welcome Center is still open and tourists are still visiting the hub and finding their way to the businesses that are open, including those downtown.
“However, due to road passage difficulty and poor air quality, please consider making alternate travel plans” until the emergency is over, Gregory said in a statement.
“As the days progress, Napa Valley businesses will continue to assess their ability to welcome visitors and Visit Napa Valley will update visitors planning a visit to the Napa Valley,” he said. Many businesses remain closed due to power outages, evacuation orders and employees who are unable to get to work.
The economic impact of the wildfires on Napa County businesses is not known yet, Gregory said.
The entire city of Calistoga was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon, effectively closing all businesses there temporarily.
As of Thursday, according to a listing on the Visit Napa Valley website, hotels that were temporarily closed included Auberge du Soleil, Aurora Park Cottages, Best Western Plus Stevenson Manor, Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, Carneros Resort & Spa, Hotel Villagio, Indian Springs Resort, Las Alcobas, Lavender Inn, Maison Fleurie, Marriott Hotel and Spa, Meadowood Napa Valley, Motel 6 Napa, North Block Hotel, Poetry Inn, Silverado Resort & Spa, Southbridge Napa Valley, SpringHill Suites by Marriott and the Trailside Inn.
Wineries temporarily closed included Andretti Winery, B Cellars, Baldacci Family Vineyards, Benessere Vineyards, Beringer Vineyards, Brown Estate, Burgess Cellars, BV (Beaulieu Vineyard), CADE Winery, Cakebread Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Charles Krug, Chateau Montelena, Chimney Rock Winery, Clif Family Winery, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos du Val, Conn Creek Winery, Covert Estate, Crocker & Starr, Crosby Roamann, Durant & Booth, Eleven Eleven Wines, Elizabeth Spencer, Etude, Fantesca Estate & Winery, Far Niente Winery, Flora Springs Winery and The Room, Franciscan Estate Winery, Grgich Hills Estate, Hess Collection, Historic Del Dotto (Atlas Peak Road), Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Judd’s Hill, Kieu Hoang Winery, Long Meadow Ranch Winery, Mark Herold Wines—Main Tasting Room, Mark Herold Wines—Reserve Room, Materra, Cunat Family Winery, Nichelini Winery, Nickel & Nickel, Odette Estate Winery, Opus One, Piazza Del Dotto Winery (Yountville), Pine Ridge Vineyards, PlumpJack Winery, Provenance Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, Round Pond Estate, Rutherford Hill Winery, Signorello Estate, Silverado Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, Sterling Vineyards, Summers Estate Wines, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Yao Family Wines and Yountville tasting rooms.
Restaurants and other businesses temporarily closed included 1313 Main Restaurant & Wine Bar, Angele Restaurant, Bounty Hunter, CIA at Greystone, Dynamic Wine Tours, Enterprise Rent a Car, French Laundry, Model Bakery, Napa Valley Wine Train, Napa Valley Wine Trolley, Oakville Grocery, Ottimo, Platypus Wine Tours, Protea, Redd, Redd Wood, Silo’s Napa, Skyline Wilderness Park, The Restaurant at Auberge, TORC and the Yountville Visitor Center.
“There are a lot of moving parts. I’m confident well have more data by the end of this week,” said Gregory.