"Without money and without work, what are we going to do here?" says Paniagua.
In California, Latinos make up 71 percent of agricultural workers. The fires ravaging the wine country are hitting this population hard. The lack of jobs and the destruction of affordable homes due to the fires could force people to move elsewhere. That's a concern for grape growers in the region.
"We cannot afford to lose our labor force. Nobody can, whether it'd be in agriculture or anything else," says Chad Clark, with Allied Grape Growers, a California wine-grape marketing cooperative that represents more than 100 wineries in areas affected by wildfires.
He says dozens of vineyard owners have sustained damage. He says that could displace seasonal agricultural workers. Still, most vineyards are standing, and Clark says the priority there is to pick the grapes left on the vines as quickly as possible.
"That's proving to be very difficult, just because of all the road closures," Clark says. "And you know, what people have lost -- they've lost their vehicles, their means of transportation."
Valley of the Moon is one of the oldest wineries in the region. It wasn't damaged, but many of its workers had to evacuate their homes. General Manager Dave MacDonald says grape growers are concerned about their workers and will try to help them.
The winery subcontracts crews of farmworkers, plus has about 25 workers in other areas. MacDonald said only 10 workers were around the day I was there -- and only for half a day.
"I know that you know every company in this industry will do their best to help to absorb some of that workforce and help to find some work for others that need it," says MacDonald.
Valley of the Moon was closed last week, and it is only slowly beginning to return to normal operations. Some grape growers have said they'll pay their seasonal agricultural workers anyway.
Luis Guerrero has 25 years of experience in wineries. He is working near Valley of the Moon's cellar, using a big metal hose to fill wooden barrels with crushed grapes.
"I really needed to start working again," says Guerrero, who makes $16 per hour working in wine production. "The work that I lost last week, that was money that would have paid for my rent."
Typically, seasonal hires in the area don't get paid if they don't work.
"While the fires continue, there's a lot of uncertainty," said Guerrero. "Yesterday we came to work and they told us, 'No,' so we turned back."