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

Upcoming Napa Green & Napa THRIVES Events

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.
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.
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!
Opus One Winery Vineyard Shop
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
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 (; 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

A live check in with @abrittain &!
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🌿 Did you know that less than 3% of philanthropic donations go to environmental work? 

Please consider donating to Napa Green this giving season with one of several ways at any level! 

Head to the link in our bio for details!
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With gratitude and joy, we wish you a beautiful day & start to the holiday season from all of us at Team Green! 

- Ben, Meghan, Anna, Marissa, Sierra & Megan
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‘If not here, where? If not now, when?’ 

“The onus is on us as a world class wine growing region to be leaders in sustainability & climate action.” 

- Executive Director of Napa Green, Anna Brittain
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It’s been a big week at Napa Green and we want to take a moment to raise a glass to salute you all. 

We are overjoyed to see so much support and invigorated interest in our mission towards sustainable practices and regenerative agriculture in the wine industry. 

We have many more details, paired with educational & financial resources that are already up and rolling on our website. We will continue to share them all, one by one and in great detail here on socials as well. 

For now please plan on joining us at our upcoming Town Hall meeting on Dec 7th at @stsupery. You can find more details at 

Cheers and Happy Friday Napa Valley. We are so proud to be a part of this amazing community!
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⚠️ Important Announcement 

Napa Green becomes the first sustainable wine growing certification to require the phaseout of Round Up. 

Please find the link in our bio for the full press release and full suite of info & grower resources. 

Join us on December 7th for our Napa Green Town Hall at @stsupery.
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Don’t miss the awe-inspiring @nikki_silvestri at @dominusestatewinery on Nov 30th!
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You’re invited to join us for a very special day at @dominusestatewinery on November 30th. 

We’ll be briefly interviewing our speaker @nikki_silvestri right here on Instagram today at 2:00pm PST to hear more about what to expect at this event. See you then.
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Curious to learn more? Join us at @dominusestatewinery on November 30th for a rare event and luncheon. Link in bio for details.
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GREEN is the new black this season!! 

Head to the link in our bio now and get your shirts, help a good cause and be an honorary part of Team Green this season! 💚
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Let’s hear it for our Executive Director of Napa Green, the incomparable Anna Brittain for being named a 2023 Wine Industry Leader by @winebusinessmonthly!! 

In their Sustainability Stewards section (which we love to see) we find Anna named in good company with inspired fellow leaders! 

Head to our stories or the link in our bio for free access to the full November issue. 

Cheers to the great work of our visionary Director Anna Brittain!!
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Drink Green this Halloween! 💚
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Sierra is our Soil & Climate Specialist at Napa Green and her ask this year is that everyone consider donating to our small but mighty Team Green for Giving Season! 

Here is more from @regenwithsierra: 

“🎃 Happy Halloween Eve everyone! Today is my birthday, and I would be beyond thrilled if you would consider a donation to @napagreen to support a nonprofit focused on climate action in the wine industry 🍷🍾

@napagreen has the leading set of standards for sustainable practices, from soil to bottle. I am most proud of the work we do with winegrape growers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices in their vineyards. 

Please consider supporting us in our mission!  Click the link in bio for more! “
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Thank you for having us @visitnapavalley! We had a great time talking to visitors about the many sustainability practices our Napa Green wineries and vineyards employ! 

Stop into the Visit Napa Valley Visitor Center in Napa to learn more!
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