WHAT IS NAPA GREEN?

We are a powerhouse climate & community resilience consultancy. Together, we have 120 years of collective experience in regenerative agriculture, maximizing resource efficiency, building team engagement, communications and storytelling. With an emphasis on generating cost savings and near-term ROIs.

Our 501c3 nonprofit offers high-value, below-cost consulting to support you in cultivating the most regenerative, resilient farming systems producing the highest quality grapes, and the most efficient, leading winery operations with the lowest possible carbon footprint.

We are either spending our time helping you, helping growers and vintners, along this pathway to business longevity and climate leadership, or we’re making sure we’re up to date on the latest science, tools and technologies, identifying and developing resources, and building strategic partnerships with organizations and thought leaders, so we can do an ever-better job of supporting our members.

We are tireless in our pursuit to set the highest standard for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry, and critically, provide the on-the-ground support to turn your roadmap to reality.

WE FACILITATE PROACTIVE EVOLUTION.

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 Justice, Diversity & Inclusion standards that incorporate direct input and feedback from farmworkers
  • Implementing Regenerative Ag, Soil Health & Carbon Farm Plans
  • Irrigation Assessments and Water Use efficiency
  • Forest Management for Health & Fire Resilience (where applicable)
  • Adherence to a Prohibited & Restricted Pesticides list
  • Climate-Smart 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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Napa Green Regeneration Sponsors

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

Napa Green Stewardship 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.

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

WATER

EFFICIENCY

WASTE

PREVENTION

SOCIAL

JUSTICE

SOIL

Health

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.
Seeking third party auditors! Email sierra@napagreen.org for full details!
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Have you been to Napa Green Certified @boeschenvineyards yet?
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Team Green outing today at the stunning @boeschenvineyards as we celebrate big things that we can’t wait to share with you! 🌿
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One of the main resistances to phasing out glyphosate is increased labor and equipment costs. However, the costs of herbicides and fertilizers have risen dramatically, so increased labor demands can be offset by reduced supply chain purchases. 

In addition, leaders like Grgich Hills Estate have shown that regenerative organic farming can be cost-effective. According to an analysis by Brotemarkle Davis & Co. LLP accounting firm, the average annual per acre cost of vineyard management in the Napa Valley is $14,800, with $3,800 in depreciation. At Grgich, they spend $11,000 per acre, with only $1,300 in depreciation due to the longer life of their vineyards. 

Learn from regional leaders about the practical costs, benefits, and ROI of herbicide-free, organic, and regenerative vineyard management.

Confirmed Speakers:
• Ivo Jeramaz, Grgich Hills
• Phil Coturri, Enterprise Vineyard Management & Winery Sixteen 600
• Brad Kurtz, Gloria Ferrer
• Brenae Royal, St. Supery
• Rebekah Wineburg, Quintessa

Register at the link in our bio.
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“Storytelling is key… and sustainability is the most important topic in wine.”

Thank you @elinmccoy for an incredible and insightful conversation with @napagreen members about the stories most likely to capture journalists attention.
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Thank you to all who attended our Future of Water Workshop yesterday at Napa Green Certified @silveroakcellars! 

Stay tuned for more from our luminary speakers @mimicasteel, @todmostero, @petergleick & our own @abrittain.
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Join us for a special roundtable workshop with award-winning journalist Elin McCoy, global wine critic for Bloomberg News and US editor for the podcast The Wine Conversation, with listeners in 95 countries. 

Elin will sit down with a small group of Napa Green members (max 25 guests) and share her insights on the types of stories and pitches most likely to engage the media. In particular, she’ll focus on stories related to sustainable winegrowing, climate action, and social equity. 

Elin will speak and answer questions for about an hour. Then we’ll break into small groups to develop a story pitch, and come back together to present and get Elin’s feedback and input. This is a rare opportunity to get ideas and inspiration from a leading wine journalist. Register at the link in our profile.
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Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture! Our sixth pillar that encompasses all that we do at Napa Green. 🌼
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Hear from Winery Program Manager @love.dream.breathe about Energy Efficiency & Savings, one of our pillars of sustainable winegrowing leadership
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We want to sincerely thank everyone who donated either space, time or proceeds of bottles/food sold to Napa Green during Earth Month! We are a small non-profit that greatly relies on donations of these kinds and we’re so grateful for our supportive community. 

Let’s hear it for: 

📍@trefethenfamily 
📍@pineridgewine 
📍@cliffamily 
📍@neotempowines
📖 @karenmacneilco
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Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion. Perhaps our most important pillar of our six pillars of sustainability leadership. 

Thank you for the beautiful description @growresiliently!
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Register now at the link in our profile! 💦

May 23, 2024
Silver Oak Winery, Oakville
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. 

Join us for The Future of Water, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts, and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.
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Join us for The Future of Water Workshop, to explore our water future, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts (all guests will receive a copy of Peter’s most recent book, The Three Ages of Water) and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.

Wine grape quality is closely tied to the right amount of water, at the right time. One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. We’ve swung from historic drought to atmospheric rivers. Our community has huge swaths of unmanaged, unhealthy forests full of non-natives and overrun by firs, amplifying fire risk and undermining one of the most critical systems for groundwater recharge.

The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. A watershed coalition has also formed in Napa County to pilot and model creek & forest restoration for localized water resiliency and climate cooling. 

Come learn more on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00am at @silveroakcellars.
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Sustainably sourced ingredients with Chef Sarah Heller 🌱 Purchase your tax deductible ticket to our Opus One x Napa Green dinner at the link in our profile!
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You’re invited.. 

Full details may be found at the link in our profile. Cheers!
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As we wrap up an amazing Earth Month, we want to thank you all for the support & for coming to see us at our events! 

Let’s keep the momentum going and remember that Earth Day is Every Day! 🌎
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