WNY native living in CA has her business rocked by quake

NAPA, Calif. (WIVB) – A Western New York native now living in Northern California had her bed and breakfast rocked by the 6.0 earthquake on Sunday.

Celeste Carducci is originally from Hamburg but now owns the McClelland Priest Bed & Breakfast in Napa.

Windows shattered, a historic chandelier was smashed in the earthquake, as were several dozen bottles of wine at her wine tasting house, but she says she’s lucky it wasn’t worse.

“I still have guests here. I mean, I am open for business. Everything is still intact. What we lost was all the wine glasses. Now I had to go shopping for wine glasses today,” she said.

Napa Valley is the heart of California’s $13 billion wine industry. Some 800 wineries are there and the damage total could reach up to a billion dollars. On top of the wine damaged, at least 200 homes and buildings suffered damage, and a quarter of those have been labeled “uninhabitable.”

Carducci said, “We were fortunate. We don’t have any of that going on. This house is what you call crossbeam redwood construction. So it was built with the potential earthquake in mind.”

She says her staff will begin repairing the damage done to her bed and breakfast on Tuesday.

This is the fourth quake Carducci has been through since moving to California.

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