40%

CA certified sustainable
wineries in Napa County

$600K+

savings in energy
costs & rebates

80%

Napa Valley Vineyard
acreage participating

90% NVV

members participating in
Winery and/or Land program

30+ mi.

Napa River &
creek restoration

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Napa Green serves as a catalyst and facilitator to grow certified sustainable, responsible businesses committed to the environmental stewardship and climate action in Napa County. Our members stand as leaders exemplifying that sustainability and caring for nature 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 100 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

PROGRAM

updates

NAPA GREEN LAND IS EVOLVING INTO A NEXT LEVEL CERTIFICATION FOCUSED ON CLIMATE ACTION, REGENERATIVE FARMING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Napa Green Land will continue to recognize growers with Farm Plans and validated environmental compliance from the Regional Water Board through 2021.

Growers that opt in to the next level Napa Green Vineyard certification will have an additional 1-2 growing seasons to implement the new standards.

Reach out to Anna Brittain to learn more about how this will affect your vineyard.

To stay up-to-date on what’s next sign up for the quarterly Napa Green Newsletter.

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

Down to Earth Month: Social Equity

By definition, sustainability rests on three pillars – People, Planet, and Prosperity. All too often sustainability is simply equated with environmental stewardship, when in fact core to sustainability is the recognition that you cannot have environmental or economic sustainability without social sustainability.

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Napa Valley Sessions: Leading Climate Action

Throughout our history, vintners in the Napa Valley have set the highest industry standard of land use and management designed to preserve our agricultural heritage and way of life. Building on our history of stewardship, vintners continue to demonstrate leadership through programs like Napa Green, which provides the opportunity for comprehensive sustainability certification in both the vineyard and winery.

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Lighten Up

Packaging plays an important role in customer perception. We are hearing more and more stories from Napa Green members about the benefits of greener packaging AND customers giving kudos for eliminating Styrofoam and lightening packages.

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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

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.

NAPA GREEN WINERY CERTIFICATION

ENGAGE

your team

BEGIN

questionnaire

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.