Cheers to Climate Smart Wines!

Cheers to Climate Smart Wines! spotlights Napa Green Certified members’ commitment to climate smart grape growing and winemaking. Throughout the month of August, the 21 participating Napa Green wineries will share their sustainability commitments and actions with you, their guests, and give back a portion of their proceeds to support the Napa Green nonprofit.

In August, the vines are opulent, with grapes turning to red and purple, and harvest is just getting underway. Cheers to Climate Smart Wines! is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in sustainable luxury, drink exceptional wines and hear engaging stories of climate leadership, all while supporting values-driven wineries.

Don’t miss out on Napa Green’s celebration of climate smart wines this August. See all of the participating wineries below, and book your sustainable experience today!

Download the MAP to start your adventure. 

WHAT IS NAPA GREEN?

The Napa Green nonprofit is a global leader in sustainable winegrowing, setting the highest bar for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry. Napa Green facilitates whole-system soil to bottle certification for vineyards and wineries, and provides the resources and tools to continually improve.

In 2021, Napa Green was the first sustainable winegrowing program in the world to redevelop Vineyard certification standards to focus on climate action, regenerative farming, and social equity.

Our Napa Green Vineyard and Winery members implement more than 200 climate smart practices, from building soil health and saving water, to lightening glass bottles and greening packaging, to renewable energy and electric vehicle charging.

SOUTHERN NAPA VALLEY

M Vino has lightened their glass weight and eliminated capsules, greening packaging and reducing carbon footprint.

For every bottle of ‘22 Rosé sold in the month of August, they will donate $1 to Napa Green. 

Order your craft produced Rosé and Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling before it sells out.

Etude has new water-wise landscaping irrigated with recycled water, and has expanded their solar array to cover 86% of energy use.

Enjoy 50% off Terroir or Plaza Tasting experiences.  Max 4 people.  Use code ETUCLIMATE for discount.

Book your tour today!

Domaine Carneros has a cutting-edge energy independent microgrid, combining solar, batteries, and EV charging.

Add a vegan cheese plate to your sparkling wine tasting and $5 will be donated to Napa Green.

Book your experience today!

White Rock Vineyards used a flame-cap kiln to turn pulled vines into biochar (a 500+ year carbon store), and they’re applying a compost & biochar blend before replanting to build soil health, sequester carbon, and enhance water and nutrient retention. 

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green. 

Book your estate visit today!

Chimney Rock has two women leading an all-Latino winemaking team, and everyone on their cellar team has worked there for 15+ years. Diversity and inclusion are part of their fabric.

They are donating a minimum of $2,000 to Napa Green, along with a portion of proceeds from a special August Vineyard Walking Tour.

Book your tour today!

Chandon has planted a pollinator row every 10th row in their vineyard to provide bee & butterfly habitat, and eliminated the use of synthetic herbicides, focusing on cultivating healthy soils and biodiversity.

For every bottle of By the Bay, Reserve Blanc de Blancs sold at the winery or online in August they are donating 20% of proceeds to Napa Green.

Book your sparkling adventure today!

Pine Ridge is a member of International Wineries for Climate Action and has done a detailed emissions inventory. They have significantly reduced bottle weights to cut their carbon footprint. 

In August, Pine Ridge designed a special Explorer’s Tasting and will donate a portion of the proceeds to Napa Green.

Book this limited-time, immersive experience today!

Stags’ Leap has maximized energy efficiency, and is expanding their solar array to provide 100% of their electricity use. 

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green. 

Book your visit to this historic property today!

CENTRAL NAPA VALLEY

In partnership with Ecologi, for every order placed at B Cellars a tree is planted. They also use Green Cell Foam, a lightweight, BPI-certified compostable shipping insulation made from U.S. corn. 

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green. 

Book your visit to this Oakville estate today!

Beaulieu Vineyard is installing a solar array to provide the majority of their electricity use.

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green.

Book your experience today!

Grgich Hills is not only Napa Green Vineyard & Winery certified but is also among the first Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC) vineyards, deeply dedicated to soil health, biodiversity, and caring for their team. 

Throughout August they are offering a special Regenerative Tasting with ROC snacks, and donating a portion of proceeds to Napa Green.

Book your regenerative tasting today!

Tres Sabores puts sheep, guinea hens, chickens (and golden retrievers) to work in the vineyard. They’ve installed bluebird boxes and are part of a study of the insect-eating benefits of bluebirds.

Tres Sabores will donate $1 for each of their next wine club shipments to support Napa Green.

Book your visit to this special, animal-loving property today!

Whitehall Lane has done significant retrofits to maximize energy efficiency, including installing LED lighting, a new refrigeration system, and an ultra-efficient water heater. This means their solar array covers more and more of their electricity use.

Throughout the month of August 15% of the sales of their Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot will be donated to Napa Green.

Book your visit to this family-owned winery today!

Raymond has a “Theater of Nature” out front that you can tour to understand their organic and Biodynamic farming practices. Glance up to see their rooftop solar array.

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,500 donation to Napa Green. 

Choose from an array of experiences, and book today!

V. Sattui has brought sheep into their vineyards as natural lawn mowers and fertilizers (and a few guard llamas), and use electric tractors. They also have an Employee Rideshare Program that pays for the cost of commuting, and vanpools for farmworkers.

For every bottle sold of the 2019 Terra Forza Cabernet Sauvignon, V. Sattui Winery will donate a portion of the sales to Napa Green.

Book your tasting and start planning your picnic today!

Clif Family won the 2020 California Green Medal award for Community Leaders. In addition to great benefits, Clif Family offers a $75 wellness stipend per month, and reimburses $100 per year in National Parks passes and athletic competitions. They are also Napa Green Vineyard, organic, and serious champions of cycling. 

During August, Clif Family created a special Climate Smart Wine & Food experience with a portion of the tasting fee donated to Napa Green.

Plan your pairing today, with incredible treats from the Bruschetteria food truck!

It’s hard to find a family business more dedicated to climate action, with certification ranging from Napa Green Vineyard & Winery, to organic, to TRUE Zero Waste, to B Corp. They are members of International Wineries for Climate Action, have lightened glass weight, and have a team Environmental Manager.

Spottswoode is donating 2% of gross revenue on all wines sold in the month of August to Napa Green.

Book your estate tour and tasting today!

Beringer has dialed in their water and energy efficiency to impressive levels. They use a mix of rainwater and recycled water to irrigate their vineyards. And they are expanding their solar array to provide more than 60% of their electricity needs. 

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green.

Book your visit to this historic property today!

NORTHERN NAPA VALLEY

Frank Family has opted into MCE Deep Green, meaning their winery is powered by 100% renewable wind and solar electricity. All of the materials in their wine shipments are 100% recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable.

Their climate smart commitment includes a minimum $2,000 donation to Napa Green.

Book your tasting experience today!

Sterling has a brand new gondola to float up to their property. They are expanding their solar array to cover nearly all of their electricity needs, and the rest of their electricity use is MCE Deep Green, powered by 100% renewable wind and solar.

Enjoy 50% off the “Sterling Stroll” experience with the mention of Climate Smart Wines at the Welcome Center.

Plan your Napa Valley view experience today!

Phifer Pavitt is a boutique family winery deeply dedicated to environmental stewardship, including a “recycled” 19th century tasting barn, insulated by 100% post-consumer recycled blue jeans, and almost every aspect of the tasting room is reclaimed.

Phifer Pavitt is donating 50% of all tasting fees collected in the month of August to Napa Green.

Book your visit to this special property today!

CLIMATE SMART GIVEAWAY!

One lucky winner will win a night of sustainable lodging at River Terrace Inn (Green Key Certified), tastings for two at Domaine Carneros and Grgich Hills (both comprehensively certified Napa Green Vineyard & Winery), and $150 toward a farm-to-table dinner at Brix Restaurant. This sustainable luxury experience is worth $1,000.

TO ENTER: Follow @napagreen and @visitnapavalley on Instagram.

The winner will be announced the first week of September. The lodging and tasting experiences must be booked within one year.

Join these rockstars of winemaking this week at @complinewineshop for Vino & Vinyl night featuring all Napa Green Certified Wineries! 

🗓️: Thursday, July 18th 
📍: Compline Wine Shop 
⏰: 7:00pm 

Get your tickets now at the link in our bio! 💃🍷

@tressabores, @ashesxdiamonds, @spottswoodewinery, @closduval, @larkmeadvineyards, @complinewineshop, @tisharoundtown
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Plan your tasting at @phiferpavittwine in August! 🍷

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
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You’re invited.. 

Join us for a fun night featuring some awesome Napa Green wineries! Link in profile for tickets. 🎵🍷

📍: @complinewineshop 
🗓️: Thursday 6/18/24 7:00-9:00pm
🎟️: Linked in profile
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Plan your tasting at the beautiful new Garden Pavilion at Napa Green Champion winery @whitehalllane! 

Help support Napa Green while sipping on delicious Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot amongst the scenic views. Cheers to Climate Smart Wines! 🍷

#napavalley #winereels #sustainability #winetasting #winetrip #visitnapavalley #cheers #vineyardviews #winelovers
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Plan your trip to @cliffamily this August for our ‘Cheers to Climate Smart Wines’ campaign! 

Clif Family Winery & Farm will be creating a beautiful food and wine tasting menu for the month of August with a percentage going straight to support Napa Green! 

Plan your visit to the tasting room, food truck or gorgeous Enoteca Private Tasting Salon in August to enjoy great food & wine while helping to support this important initiative! 

#napavalley #sustainability #napa #cheers #winereels #winetasting #visitnapavalley #winebusiness #wineindustry #winetrip
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We’re thrilled to announce our ‘Cheers to Climate Smart Wines’ campaign starting in August! 

Several of our champion members will be curating special offerings to support Napa Green and highlight the brilliant work being done in Climate Action here in Napa Valley. 

Join us this August and visit @spottswoodewinery & @mkshepp!
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Economics of Organics on June 25th at @grgichhills. Register at the link in our bio. 

🎙️: @soilrainandhope 
🎞️: @mvino1
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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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