A winery worker suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning at a warehouse on Kirkland Ranch Road in south Napa County after the bolt of a 7,500-gallon steel tank filled with red wine failed, according to CalFire/Napa County Fire.
An employee was injured at about 1:25 p.m. at Jameson Canyon Ranch/Reata Winery when the lower door of the steel tank burst open after the bolt ruptured, causing the wine to spill, according to CalFire/Napa County Fire.
The injured worker was transported by American Medical Response ambulance to Queen of the Valley Medical Center with complaints of back pain, Battalion Chief Barry Biermann said.
The red wine ran into the winery’s storm drain and also flowed outside the warehouse. Firefighters built a dirt dike to direct hundreds of gallons of wine into a culvert on the property and away from a creek, according to CalFire/Napa County Fire. No wine left the property, Biermann said.
A truck equipped with a vacuum will pump the wine away, he said.