DRINK SUSTAINABLE WINE

Napa Green is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to climate action that certifies sustainable wineries and vineyards in Napa County. We believe that caring for nature and community elevates quality and experience of drinking wine. Did you know that Napa Valley is home to 40% of all certified sustainable wineries in California? Napa Green Certified gives a whole new meaning to “Drink Responsibly.”

WHAT IS SUSTAINABILITY?

Caring for the health of 
NATURE

 

Caring for the health of
EMPLOYEES & COMMUNITY

Caring for the resilience and health of
RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES


WHAT IS NAPA GREEN VINEYARD?

Napa Green Vineyard is an industry leading sustainability certification that helps growers to improve soil health, become carbon neutral to negative and increase the resilience of vineyards, businesses, and our community.

Napa Green Vineyards complete more than 100 standards to increase social justice, equity and inclusion in the vineyard, implement carbon farming and regenerative practices, increase water efficiency, preserve trees and forested lands, restrict pesticide use and implement conservation burning or other applicable practices.

The Napa Green Vineyard certification standards have six core elements:

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Social Equity, Justice & Inclusion

From the top-down businesses need to recognize and acknowledge inclusion and diversity as an enabler of growth. Research has shown that companies that have greater workplace diversity outperform their competitors and achieve higher profits.

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Carbon Farm Plan & Regenerative Agriculture

Domestically, agriculture accounts for 10.5% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Carbon farming and regenerative agriculture refers to practices that not only reduce emissions but actually increase Soil Organic Matter (SOM) and store, or sequester, more carbon in the soil. 

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Irrigation Assessments & Water Efficiency

Premium wine grape growers worldwide are evaluating how current and future climate changes may impact viticulture, and identifying proactive steps they can take to increase resilience. Maximizing the efficiency of vineyard irrigation and frost protection is essential to the resilience of the wine industry  and watershed.

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Tree/Forest Preservation & Enhancement

Trees and other woody biomass store the most carbon on land. Forest ecosystems are the largest terrestrial carbon sink on Earth, and healthy forests and trees represent one of the most cost-effective ways to store or sequester more carbon.
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Prohibited & Restricted Pesticides List

Pesticides (the general term used to encompass insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) are selected and used to control pests and, because they are inherently toxic to biological systems, can present risks to applicators, other workers and sometimes impact non-target animals and the environment. 

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Conservation Burning & Burn Alternatives

Conservation burning is the minimum Napa Green Vineyard required method to burn pulled vines and other non-treated wood “waste.” Wood chips gradually release most of their stored carbon, while conservation burning re-fossilizes wood to create biochar that can store carbon for hundreds or even 1,000’s of years.

WHAT IS NAPA GREEN WINERY?​

Napa Green Winery is a rigorous sustainability certification for Wineries in Napa County.

These wineries implement more than 100 sustainability and stewardship practices to reduce water consumption, energy use and waste as well as contribute to social equity, reduce green house gas emissions and care for the community and the environment. 

40% of all of the certified sustainable wineries in CA are in Napa County.

The Napa Green Winery certification standards have six core elements:

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LEADERSHIP & ENGAGEMENT

The world needs change leaders who embrace the need for climate action, social equity, responsible practices and who lead by example by creating green teams and empowering change.
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy efficiency is a core priority for Napa Green Wineries, both for conservation and cost-savings. Over the past five years Napa Green has helped members achieve more than $4 million in energy cost savings in addition to over 14 million kilowatt hours of electricity.
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WATER EFFICIENCY

Wineries who reduce their water consumption help conserve our area’s resources and increase conservation awareness. In the past 5 years, Napa Green wineries have saved more than 27 million gallons of water at a time where every drop counts.
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WASTE REDUCTION

Napa Green certified wineries undergo a waste diversion training and audit to ensure they are maximizing their waste diversion. They also use recycled products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste, transportation and manufacturing.
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POLLUTION PREVENTION

Packaging plays an important role in customer perception. We are hearing more and more stories from Napa Green members about the benefits of greener packaging AND customers giving kudos for eliminating Styrofoam and lightening packages.
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EQUITY & COMMUNITY

All too often sustainability is simply equated with environmental stewardship, when in fact core to sustainability is the recognition that you cannot have environmental or economic sustainability without social sustainability.

Hear from Winery Program Manager @love.dream.breathe about Energy Efficiency & Savings, one of our pillars of sustainable winegrowing leadership
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We want to sincerely thank everyone who donated either space, time or proceeds of bottles/food sold to Napa Green during Earth Month! We are a small non-profit that greatly relies on donations of these kinds and we’re so grateful for our supportive community. 

Let’s hear it for: 

📍@trefethenfamily 
📍@pineridgewine 
📍@cliffamily 
📍@neotempowines
📖 @karenmacneilco
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Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion. Perhaps our most important pillar of our six pillars of sustainability leadership. 

Thank you for the beautiful description @growresiliently!
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Register now at the link in our profile! 💦

May 23, 2024
Silver Oak Winery, Oakville
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. 

Join us for The Future of Water, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts, and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.
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Join us for The Future of Water Workshop, to explore our water future, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts (all guests will receive a copy of Peter’s most recent book, The Three Ages of Water) and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.

Wine grape quality is closely tied to the right amount of water, at the right time. One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. We’ve swung from historic drought to atmospheric rivers. Our community has huge swaths of unmanaged, unhealthy forests full of non-natives and overrun by firs, amplifying fire risk and undermining one of the most critical systems for groundwater recharge.

The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. A watershed coalition has also formed in Napa County to pilot and model creek & forest restoration for localized water resiliency and climate cooling. 

Come learn more on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00am at @silveroakcellars.
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Sustainably sourced ingredients with Chef Sarah Heller 🌱 Purchase your tax deductible ticket to our Opus One x Napa Green dinner at the link in our profile!
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You’re invited.. 

Full details may be found at the link in our profile. Cheers!
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As we wrap up an amazing Earth Month, we want to thank you all for the support & for coming to see us at our events! 

Let’s keep the momentum going and remember that Earth Day is Every Day! 🌎
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Hear from @marisataylorwines about the importance of  water efficiency & savings and what we can all do to conserve this precious resource.
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Join us for a not to be missed dinner experience at @opusonewinery while supporting philanthropic efforts on behalf of climate action. 

An intimate group of 20 guests will be in attendance on the rotunda overlooking the estate vineyards. Chef Sarah Heller will prepare a four-course, locally-sourced dinner paired with Champagne Barons de Rothschild, Opalie de Château Coutet, and three vintages of Opus One wines. 

You will have the chance to share transformative conversations and form deep connections with industry leaders and change makers. 

Please find full invitation details at the link in our profile.
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Happy Earth Day Napa Valley! It’s an incredible joy to work with you all and see the forward progress being made all over this gorgeous place we call home. Thank you for caring, thank you for stepping up and thank you for making a difference!! 🌎💚
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Thanks to everyone who came out to @earthdaynapa and visited us at the @napagreen wine booth! 

 Cheers to @amici_cellars @cakebreadcellars @domainecarneros @handwrittenwines @robertmondavi and @whiterockvineyards for donating the certified sustainable wines to raise money for the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County and helping make it a great event!
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We’re pouring some stellar Napa Green wines tomorrow at @earthdaynapa to include: 

@cakebreadcellars, @domainecarneros, @whiterockvineyards, @handwrittenwines, @amici_cellars & @robertmondavi!

Come by the booth! 🍷🌎
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What you can do in the vineyard & what you can do at home! 🌼🦋

#happyearthday #earthmonth #sustainability #biodiversity #pollinators #herbicidefree #napa #napavalley #cheers
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Come on by to @cliffamily! 💚🍴
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Come get involved this Earth Month! 🌎🌱

🌷 Earth Day Napa - Saturday, April 20th 11am -4pm at Oxbow Commons

🌷All Things Bottle Sustainability Workshop - Friday, April 26th at @pineridgewine from 9am -12:30pm. Registration is $20

🌷 All Things Bottle Sustainability Dinner! Friday, April 26th at @neotempowines with Karen MacNeil & Chef Dave Cruz! 

Message us directly or head to the link in our bio for info!
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