Nearly 100,000 gallons of wine has spilled into a river in California 1 month ago

Nearly 100,000 gallons of wine has spilled into a river in California

Hopping a flight, yeah?

Just kidding, such a spillage will no doubt be quite problematic for the ecosystem, lest we forget.

Almost 100,000 gallons of wine has spilled into a river in California after the door of a winery tank accidentally opened.

The Washington Post reports that the 97,000 gallon winery tank in Healdsburg, Northern California popped open on Wednesday afternoon, spilling its cabernet sauvignon contents into the river.

Authorities said that between 46,000 and 96,000 gallons of wine made it to the Russian River, near San Francisco.

The leak has since been stopped and about 20 percent of the wine has been contained.

Christopher O’Gorman, communications director at Rodney Strong Vineyards, confirmed that the leak had come from their tank because of a "mechanical failure."

“We’re not entirely sure of that at this point,” he said, “but we’re deeply, deeply concerned about this leak and protecting our waterways here in Sonoma County.”

It is thought that this could be the largest wine spill in US history.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, heavy rainfall and high tides should have diluted a lot of the water already.