NAPA GREEN NEWS

Hello Napa Green Community,
 
Happy Earth Month! This is a prime time to share some of your sustainability stories on social media. Please remember to tag #NapaGreen. If you make it to the end of this newsletter, you will be rewarded with a few examples of great posts from some of your fellow Napa Green members.
 
This newsletter is all about EVENTS, EVENTS, EVENTS! We look forward to seeing you live and in-person at one of our three Napa Green workshops in April, as well as at any or all of the six Napa THRIVES sustainability & climate action leadership events June 7-23. This incredible lineup of events will culminate in an Acceleration Gala at Raymond Vineyards (June 25) to raise a pool of funds to directly support sustainable winegrowing practices, projects, and technologies in our community.
 
Opportunities for Mentorship: Would you like to benefit from the experience of a wine industry leader and receive volunteer mentorship on how to advance specific sustainability practices? Learn more below and let us know if you are interested.
 
Napa Green is Hiring! We are excited to announce that we are looking to expand our small but mighty team and hire a second Climate & Soil Specialist to work on the ground with Napa Green growers. See the job post here. Please share with anyone in your network you think may be interested!
 
Keep an eye out for our next two full-page ads in the Napa Valley Register wine section on April 8 and 22nd! Learn more about the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership and see all six ads at certifiedsustainable.wine
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Upcoming Napa Green & Napa THRIVES Events

APRIL 15: CONSERVATION/LOW-SMOKE BURN & ALTERNATIVES WORKSHOP
9:00 AM-1:00 PM | Cakebread Cellars
Raymond Baltar, with Sonoma Biochar Initiative & Sonoma Ecology Center, will be leading a live demonstration teaching the conservation method of burning vine piles with little or no smoke and developing biochar, as well as flame-cap kilns, a simple technology that generates even less air pollution and produces more biochar. Piña Vineyard Management will also be running their AirBurner to show another clean method for burning vines/wood waste and producing biochar for use in the vineyard.
 
APRIL 19: ALL THINGS BOTTLE SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP
9:15 AM-12:15 PM | Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Cellar
Join a great lineup of speakers to explore opportunities to “Lighten Up” glass, use recycled glass, and the potential for glass reuse, as well as the sustainability and recyclability of glass, labels, corks, and capsules. Both Upper Valley and Napa Recycling will be there to share insights on claims of recyclability versus reality.
REGISTER HERE: We will send parking and location instructions to registrants in advance.
 
EARTH DAY EVENTS – JOIN US!
APRIL 22: Calistoga Earth Day Concert with Maya | Pioneer Park | 5-8 pm
APRIL 24: Napa Earth Day at Oxbow Commons | 11 am – 4 pm | With entertainment, booths, food trucks, and we will be pouring exclusively Napa Green Certified wines!
 
APRIL 29: ALL THINGS SOIL SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP
Opus One Winery Vineyard Shop
8:45 AM-12:15 PM + LUNCH PROVIDED
Join us to learn about soil sampling methods and values, making or procuring compost and biochar and vineyard application, products and tools to enhance and evaluate soil health and the microbiome, as well as tools that assist with water and nutrient retention, and using sheep in the vineyard. Opus One will share their experience making and applying a compost and biochar blend.
REGISTER HERE: We will send parking and location instructions to registrants in advance.
This workshop may be at maximum capacity. We are planning to record this event to share on our website.

Wine Resilience Leadership – NapaTHRIVES June 2022

Mark your calendars for NapaTHRIVES (Transformation, Health, and Resilience Initiatives in Viticulture & Enology Symposium) – a series of events throughout the month of June to accelerate wine industry sustainability and climate action & adaptation leadership.
 
There will be six action-oriented half-day events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership. And the events are just the beginning. Dedicated facilitators and mentors will follow-up with participants to provide direct support, tools and funding strategies to transition opportunities to reality.
 
This convening will culminate in a black-tie gala that will raise money for ongoing sustainability and climate action leadership in Napa County.
 
NapaTHRIVES is being designed by a dedicated coalition of community organizations and businesses. Learn more at CertifiedSustainable.Wine/NapaTHRIVES/.

Napa THRIVES Tickets are LIVE!

Get all of the latest details at napathrives.org
 
JUNE 7-23 Six Events hosted by Charles Krug Winery, in the Carriage House
Tickets $75/day OR $300 for all six events (+optional workshop add-ons)
 
JUNE 25 Acceleration Gala hosted by Raymond Vineyards, in “The Grove”
Early-bird tickets $300 through May 25 (includes dinner, wine, music, and Live Auction)
 
Mark your calendars for NapaTHRIVES (Transformation, Health, and Resilience Initiatives in Viticulture & Enology Symposium) – a series of six events to accelerate wine industry sustainability and climate action leadership.
 
There will be six action-oriented half-day events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership. And the events are just the beginning. Dedicated facilitators and mentors will follow-up with participants to provide direct support, tools and funding strategies to transition opportunities to reality.
 
A few of the incredible speakers we have lined up: Eric Asimov (The New York Times); Bill McKibben (350.org); Kelly Mulville (Paicines Ranch); Kimberly Nicholas (Under the Sky We Make); Jonathan Foley (Project Drawdown)
 
This convening will culminate in a black-tie Acceleration Gala that will raise money for ongoing sustainability and climate action leadership in the regional wine industry.

Are You Interested in Sustainability Mentorship?

One of the unique and incredibly valuable aspects of Napa THRIVES is that we will be inviting a small group of guests to join in the start of a mentorship conversation – topics below.
 
These mentorships will continue for the next 6-12 months after Napa THRIVES. We are still seeking volunteer “mentees.” Please reach out to Tod Mostero, Volunteer Mentor and Director of Viticulture & Winemaking at Dominus Estate, if you are interested in benefitting from a mentorship opportunity.
 
MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
  • TRANSITION TO DRY FARMING with Tod Mostero, Director of Viticulture & Winemaking, Dominus Estate
  • MAXIMIZING EFFICIENCY BEFORE INSTALLING SOLAR & EV with Juan Moreno, Facility Manager, Rutherford Hill Winery
  • GOING TRUE ZERO WASTE with Molly Sheppard, Educational Winemaker, Spottswoode Estate
  • INSECTARIES & GOING ROUNDUP FREE with Mentor TBD
  • HOW TO GROW DIVERSITY & SOCIAL IMPACT with Philana Bouvier, President, Demeine Estates
  • REGENERATIVE CARBON FARMING & BUILDING SOIL HEALTH with Jim Duane, Winemaker, Seavey Vineyard

Napa Green Hiring Climate & Soil Specialist

Apply today to help Napa Green growers achieve the new, cutting-edge Napa Green Vineyard certification. This Climate & Soil Specialist will work on the ground with leading growers to help them take climate action, implement regenerative “Carbon Farming” practices, improve irrigation efficiency, and enhance social equity, justice, and inclusion.
 
Learn More: Submit applications directly to Executive Director Anna Brittain.

Let's Get Social! #EarthMonth #NapaGreen

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 please reach out to Napa Green Executive Director, Anna Brittain.

Economic benefits & ROI of workshops: In a time of changing consumer trends, we want you think of us as extended members of your team. We are here to help share information of ways to not only increase your sustainability but also share with you how these things bring with them ROI, decrease in cost, consumer approval & many other economic benefits. 

Join us at our All Things Bottle Sustainability Workshop to hear from our panel of experts. Registration is $20 and the link can be found in our profile. Cheers!
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📣 Don’t miss these events! 

April 26th - All Things Bottle Sustainability, Pine Ridge Vineyards, 9:00am.

May 23rd - The Future of Water Workshop, 9:00am. 

On April 26 we have 12+ speakers covering all aspects of climate smart glass and packaging. Digging in on the truly most sustainable recyclable/compostable/reusable options, with some product show and tell. 

On May 23 we have keynotes from two incredible speakers and internationally renowned experts: Peter Gleick, co-founder of the Pacific Institute and author of The Three Ages of Water, and Mimi Casteel, vineyard manager at Hope Well Wine and forest ecologist. 

Register now!
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Join us for a dinner that brilliantly combines luxury and sustainability with Vintner Kia Behnia, acclaimed Chef Dave Cruz and The Wine Bible Author, Karen MacNeil! 

This event will help Napa Green raise much needed funding to keep our non profit thriving. For more info head to the link in our bio or email social@napagreen.org!
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We invite you join us at a very special wine dinner with @karenmacneilco, Chef Dave Cruz and @neotempowines to raise funds for climate action in the wine industry. 

For further details please go to the link in our profile or email social@napagreen.org. 

We hope to see you there. Cheers!
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Happy Earth Month! While our members celebrate the Earth every day of the year, this month is a great time to showcase those sustainability practices and tell consumers what you do to be green! Be sure to tag @napagreen in your posts, join us @earthdaynapa, and reach out for more ways to get involved!
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Meghan brings her passion for wine and sustainability together in her role as @napagreen’s social media manager. She is both a Vintner and Certified Sommelier and helps our members share their sustainability stories, emphasizing how caring for nature and community elevates both quality and guest experience. 

Thanks for your unwavering passion and dedication @mvino1!
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Join the @napagreen team this earth month at events around the valley at @cliffamily @earthdaynapa @silveroakcellars and more.

We look forward to talking (and drinking) sustainability with you!
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Say hi to @marisataylorwines, our Winery & Climate Specialist. Marisa has supported sustainable farming and green practices from vineyard to cellar and across all winemaking operations and continues to leverage her expertise to help wineries become climate action champions. 

Thanks for all you do!
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Last week we had a great climate smart burn and alternatives demonstration @gloriaferrerwinery where attendees learned techniques for a conservation/low-smoke burn with demonstrations from @thecleanburncompany and @napa.char. 

Additionally, speakers from @naparcd and Treasury Wine Estates presented the results from a recent vineyard biochar application research project. 

Learn more on our website.
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Have you met Sierra, our Climate & Soil Specialist? Sierra works tirelessly to advance climate resiliency in the Napa Valley by collaborating with growers to realize their climate action aspirations. 

Say hi to @growresiliently next time you see her in the field. Thanks for all that you do, Sierra!
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On average 40-60% of a vineyard and winery’s carbon footprint is from packaging and distribution alone. Join us to explore climate smart, sustainable glass, closures, the future of reusable glass, alternative packaging. Hear case studies. Learn what is truly recyclable, and new opportunities to recycle film wrap and label backing. Since 2020, climate smart marketed CPG products have doubled in sales to $3.4 billion. Wine bottles and packaging can be leveraged to meet rising consumer demand for climate smart products.

Get tickets to this workshop @pineridgewine to hear from @napagreen @consciouscontainer @revinobottles @keystonecapsules @cork_supply @neotempowines @estal_packaging @uppervalleydisposal @naparecycling and more!
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You may have seen Megan, our Winery Program Manager, out and about sporting her @napagreen shirt and talking about green practices. Utilizing her background in hospitality, sustainability and engineering she is dedicated in guiding businesses toward a more sustainable future. 

Thanks for all you do @love.dream.breathe!
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Join us for All Things Bottle Sustainability on Friday, April 26th. Link in bio to register!
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Cheers to @abrittain! Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management, including leading @napagreen and @naparise to the forefront of the wine industry climate action movement. 

Keep an eye out for her with our unofficial mascot, Lily, sharing our best practices, facilitating action and growing resilience in our industry and community. 

Thank you for all you do!
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