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.”
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.