St. Helena and Rutherford

Buzzing Bees

TRES SABORES • Raymond Vineyards • GRGICH HILLS ESTATE

The Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA) is nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley and is known for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, among other grape varieties. Please be sure to make advanced reservations.

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Next go west toward the Mayacamas Mountains to find Tres Sabores (three flavors) nestled into the Rutherford Bench. As you arrive at this certified Napa Green Land and all organic estate you’ll likely be greeted by the three resident Golden Retrievers. Tres Sabores has some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in the Napa Valley. All are dry farmed, as are their Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah grapes. Tres Sabores owner and winemaker, Julie Johnson, is a passionate steward of the land and will likely be there, ready to share some of the sustainable features of this diverse property. Pomegranate trees line the vineyard, attracting hummingbirds and bees. Hummingbirds eat vineyard insects and the bees make honey in the farm’s hives. You’ll likely see bluebirds and Red-tailed hawks in action. Sheep mow the vineyard cover crops. A large grove of heritage olive trees surrounds the wine cellar and cave. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the grove after your tour and tasting.

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Next, head west and wind down at Raymond Vineyards. You can start your visit with an amble through their “Theater of Nature,” connecting with the ways biodiversity, cover crops and special composts all contribute to healthy and thriving vineyards. As you enter into the winery you change worlds, with velvets and chandeliers. This contrast makes sense if you know that Raymond is owned by a Frenchman, Jean-Charles Boisset. Raymond goes beyond organic to Biodynamic farming, which is a system that not only eliminates the use of synthetic pesticides but also cultivates a greater diversity of plants, insects and animals and invests in more attentive farming, managing each area of the property based on specific conditions rather than a one-size fits all approach. As you sample the wines see if you agree with some growers and winemakers that believe these farming practices enhance the quality and sense of terroir found in the glass.

Grgich Hills

Grgich Hills Estate is known for their leading farming practices from the soil up. Their dedication shows when you survey the land and taste the terroir in the glass. Using solar energy and regenerative farming practices, their dedication to the land and their people is clear.

Please note: In order to protect the health and safety of all guests as we continue to be vigilant about the spread of COVID-19 all wineries will be reservation-only for the time being. It is essential to make appointments in advance and also review each winery’s posted policies and procedures before you arrive. Don’t forget your classiest wine tasting masks for entering and exiting the winery.

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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