GENEVA, N.Y. (WROC/WETM) — A fire that tore through Three Brothers Winery near Seneca Lake in Geneva left the tasting barn in ruins has been ruled accidental.

Authorities say the fire began shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday and that heavy winds fanned the flames, keeping firefighters busy into the evening.

“If it wasn’t for the wind we probably could have had a good stop on it before it took the whole building down,” Varick Fire Chief Jeffrey Case said, “but that wind was just fighting against us the whole way.”

“You’re helpless in that moment so we’re grateful for them,” said Erica Paolicelli, President & Partner of Three Brothers Winery. “They all showed up and figured it out.”

No one was injured from the fire and the winery was able to offer other services despite losing the barn.