YOUNTVILLE & ST. HELENA

Cabernet Dreams

Handwritten WINES • Nickel & Nickel •  Whitehall Lane  

Please be sure to make advanced reservations.

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Yountville is a beautiful little town, boasting some of the best restaurants in the Napa Valley (insider tip: Bistro Jeanty). Handwritten recently celebrated the grand opening of their new custom-designed and bespoke tasting room, the SOYO House, along Yountville’s main drag. The space is full of designer touches, and has an open atrium central patio. If you like a little food with your wine it doesn’t get much better than the Bread & Butter tasting – six wines from hillside vineyards paired with local breads & butters, Jamón delicately sliced at the table and artisan cheese. When Handwritten, and their sister winery, Jessup Cellars, achieved certification in 2019 they hosted a “Napa Green: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” event for their members at the luxe, LEED-certified Bardessono Resort. Cheers to many more fabulous green events!
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Visit Nickel & Nickel winery and sit inside the beautifully restored, late-19th century, historic farmstead and enjoy the uniqueness of each single-vineyard cultivated wine.  Along with their sister winery, Far Niente, they are solar-powered, net-zero users of electricity, which means they annually produce more energy than they consume. Cheers to renewable energy and dedication to sustainability across the company.

Whitehall Lane Winery
Only a little further north, checkin at Whitehall Lane – a family-owned winery with more than 40 years of history. Vineyards were planted on their estate property as far back as the mid-1800s. So you know there is something special about this soil. They make elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, but you can also try Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. Winemaker Jason Moulton came onboard in 2016 and immediately shared his passion for sustainability, not only out in the vineyards but also in the winery. With his leadership they formed a “Green Team” and have achieved both Napa Green Winery and Napa Green Land certification. Whitehall upgraded their refrigeration system to reduce energy demand by 50%, installed an Ultra High Efficiency water heater, and have been changing over all of their lighting to LED. These efficiency improvements not only cut costs but also maximize the benefit of their solar renewable energy system.

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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