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Sand Fire's Impact In Wine Country

Photo courtesy James Thorall via Twitter @jamesthorall

The Sand Fire as seen from an area near the Helwig Winery at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Photo courtesy James Thorall via Twitter @jamesthorall

Firefighters are gaining control over the fire that blazed along the border of El Dorado and Amador Counties, threatening the area’s many vineyards. The Sand Fire was 65 percent contained Monday afternoon and many wineries that had closed for the weekend had reopened. But the area’s winemakers aren’t rejoicing just yet. Many worry that the smell of smoke –or smoke taint, as it’s known- may have permeated the soon-to-be harvested grapes. Joining us to talk more about the Sand Fire and its impact on Amador and El Dorado’s wineries is Rob Campbell, owner of Story Winery; Terrie Prod’hon, owner of Mt. Aukum Winery; and Justin Boeger, winemaker at Boeger Winery