97,000 gallons of red wine spills at California winery

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SONOMA VALLEY, CA (KGO/CNN) — Crews in Sonoma Valley, California, say 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled into a creek Wednesday.

That amount is enough to fill eight large tanker trucks.

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Most of the wine is believed to have made its way into the Russian River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean.

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services says a blending tank door at Rodney Strong Vineyards popped open — spilling the wine.

There have been no reports of deaths of fish, but the acidity in the wine could kill insects the fish feed on.



The winery says it is conducting an internal investigation and cooperating with authorities.