40%

CA certified sustainable
wineries in Napa County

$4 M+

savings in energy
costs & rebates

1st Vineyard

climate action +
social equity certification

27 M+

gallons of
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Napa Green is the leading sustainable winegrowing program providing comprehensive, systematic soil to bottle certification for Napa County growers and vintners. In 2021, Napa Green was the first sustainable winegrowing program globally to completely redevelop the Vineyard certification standards to focus on climate action, regenerative carbon farming, and social equity. Our members stand as leaders exemplifying that caring for nature and community elevates quality and experience for employees, customers and community, now and in the future.

WHAT IS NAPA GREEN VINEYARD?

Napa Green Vineyard certification provides a pathway for growers to improve soil health, become carbon neutral to negative within six to nine years, and increase the resilience of vineyards, businesses, and our community. The Napa Green Vineyard certification standards have six core elements:
  • Social Equity, Justice and Inclusion standards that incorporate direct input and feedback from farmworkers
  • Implementing Carbon Farming and Regenerative practices
  • Irrigation Assessments and Water Use efficiency
  • Tree & Forest Preservation and Enhancement (where applicable)
  • Adherence to a Prohibited & Restricted Pesticides list
  • Conservation Burning or Burning Alternatives

WHAT IS NAPA GREEN WINERY?

Napa Green is one of only four sustainable winegrowing programs nationwide offering the opportunity for comprehensive soil to bottle certification in both the vineyard and winery. 40% of all of the certified sustainable wineries in CA are in Napa County. These wineries implement more than 120 sustainability and stewardship standards to:

  • Save energy and water and increase efficiency
  • Prevent waste through recycling, composting and environmentally preferable purchasing
  • Reduce GHG emissions and the winery’s carbon footprint
  • Commit to social equity
  • The whole facility is certified from production to administration to hospitality

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WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Caring for the health of

NATURE

Caring for the health of

employees & Community

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Caring for the resilience & health of

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES

NAPA GREEN CHAMPIONS

Natural Cork is a Win for Planet and People

Natural cork is the most sustainable wine closure. Did you know that cork is made from the bark of cork oak trees? The bark cannot be harvested until the oak tree is 25 years old, and is then harvested every nine years, using ancient harvesting techniques. The bark harvest actually prolongs the life of the trees, which can live from 100 to 300 years.

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Down to Earth Month: Going Green Energy & Incentives for EV Chargers

Energy efficiency is a core priority for Napa Green Wineries, both for conservation and cost-savings. Maximizing efficiency is especially important when considering the installation of solar renewable energy. As we say, “We don’t want to solarize inefficiencies.” The more efficient the operation, the smaller the scale and footprint of the solar array, reducing the price tag.

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Napa Green is about producing wine responsibly and being proud of our respect for the environment and for future generations.

- Elizabeth Vianna, Chimney Rock Winery

Napa Green Sponsors

Napa Green is grateful to our sponsors, who help fund our expanding operations and programs. If you are interested in becoming a Napa Green Sponsor or Donor please reach out to Napa Green Executive Director, Anna Brittain.

Bud Break Sponsors

Veraison Sponsors

Harvest Sponsors

Friends of napa green

Thank You to Friends of Napa Green who support our work and community. To become a Friend of Napa Green please reach out to Napa Green Executive Director, Anna Brittain.

Regional Partners

The Napa Green program is proud to work with local industry and environmental groups, regulatory boards and the wine community to protect and enhance the Napa Valley.

THE SIX PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING LEADERSHIP

ENERGY

efficiency

WASTE

PREVENTION

WATER

EFFICIENCY

SOCIAL

EQUITY

INTEGRATED

PEST Mgmt.

climate

action

Sustainability involves thinking systematically, integrating resource efficiency, green purchasing, climate action, and social equity into all aspects of day-to-day business.

NAPA GREEN WINERY CERTIFICATION

ENGAGE

your team

BEGIN

checklist 

SCHEDULE

resource audit

DEVELOP

action plan

ACHIEVE

certification

Making an exceptional wine requires stewardship and attention to detail. The same is true of achieving Napa Green Winery certification.

NAPA GREEN VINEYARD CERTIFICATION

submit

questionnaire 

Carbon

farm plan

BEGIN

checklist 

DEVELOP

action plan

ACHIEVE

certification

The new Napa Green Vineyard program is the first sustainable winegrowing certification to focus specifically on climate action, regenerative farming, and social equity, justice and inclusion.