Events & Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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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.

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Economics of Organic Viticulture

POSTPONED: NOVEMBER 2024
One of the main resistances to phasing out Roundup is increased labor and equipment costs. With rising supply chain costs, the costs of herbicides and fertilizers have risen dramatically, so phaseout can offset increased labor costs. In addition, leaders like Grgich Hills Estate, a Napa Green member, have shown that regenerative organic farming can be cost-effective. Hear from Ivo Jeramaz (Grgich Hills Estate), Brad Kurtz (Gloria Ferrer), and Phil Coturri (Enterprise Vineyard Management, Winery Sixteen 600) to learn more.

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RISE 2025 - Save the Dates!

We look forward to hosting you
April 29 – May 1, 2025 and May 6 – 8, 2025

After much consideration, we've decided to organize the RISE Climate & Wine Symposium every other year. The next RISE will be May 2025. However, in the meantime we are planning several targeted workshops.

Past Symposium Recordings

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Napa RISE: Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture

Each of the other five event day topics all contribute to climate action. So what is this “Regenerative” buzzword? These are win-win practices like cover crops, compost, reduced tillage, animal grazing, reduced fertilizer and pesticide use, planting hedgerows, preserving and restoring riparian and forest habitat, which increase soil health, water and nutrient retention, biodiversity, and vineyard resilience to drought and increasing high heat days.


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Napa RISE: Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion

We can’t have environmental or economic sustainability without social sustainability. Over time the equity element has been sidelined, and increasingly sustainability has become synonymous solely with environmental stewardship. In fact, real sustainability is about caring for the health and resilience of nature and environment, the health and resilience of employees and community, all of which contributes to the success and longevity of businesses.


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Napa RISE: Proactive Farming, Soil Health & Biodiversity

More and more we want to turn to nature as an ally; this means using cover crops that attract beneficial insects that eat the nasty bugs we don’t want in the vineyard, or even releasing vineyard-friendly insects like ladybugs. This also includes putting up bluebird and owl boxes and raptor perches, to help with bugs, rodents, and scare away unwelcome birds that eat the grapes, like starlings.


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Napa RISE: Waste Prevention & Supply Chain

Unfortunately, wine cannot flow directly from the barrel to your glass. It takes a lot of materials and packaging to get that elegant wine bottle to your table. Just like at home, we want to make sure wineries and vineyards are recycling and composting everything they can. Wineries have significant purchasing power and can green their supply chain and shift to environmentally preferable products.


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Napa RISE: Water Efficiency & Savings

Water is gold in California, where we continue to face increasingly frequent and intense droughts tied to our changing climate. Learn more about Water Efficiency & Savings with an emphasis on the connections between water, energy, and the bottom line.


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Napa RISE: Energy Efficiency & Savings

Making wine is actually quite energy intensive. It takes a lot of refrigeration to cool, ferment, and age wines. A lot of hot water to sanitize tanks, barrels, and bottling lines. Energy efficiency is one of the quickest ways to cut the bottom line.


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Napa THRIVES - Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

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Napa THRIVES - Social Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

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Napa THRIVES - Integrated Pest Management & Prevention

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

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Napa THRIVES - Preventing Waste & Green Purchasing

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

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Napa THRIVES - Saving Energy & Energy Efficiency

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

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Napa THRIVES - Saving Water & Water Efficiency

Napa THRIVES is a series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership.

Past Event & Workshop Recordings

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Roundtable Conversation with Elin McCoy


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.

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Future of Water Fundraising Dinner


Join us for a not to be missed dinner experience. Only 20 guests, spectacular Opus One and Barons de Rothschild wines, enticing dishes prepared by award-winning Chef Sarah Heller, on the rotunda overlooking the estate vineyards. Special guest Peter Gleick will share some insights on "The Future of Water." You will have the chance to share transformative conversations and form deep connections with industry leaders and changemakers. This will be, truly, unforgettable.

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The Future of Water Workshop


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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Earth Day Napa 2024

Stop by Earth Day Napa to try some Napa Green certified wines, generously donated by our members, from the Napa Green team. All proceeds benefit EECNC’s Field Trip Bus Grant Program and the Darcy Aston Scholarship.

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All Things Bottle Sustainability Fundraising Dinner

Join us for a not to be missed dinner experience. Only 20 guests, with Cristal Louis Roederer Champagne and spectacular Neotempo wines, enticing dishes prepared by award-winning Chef Dave Cruz, on the patio overlooking Kia and Tracy’s organic vineyard, with the Vaca mountains beyond. Special guest Karen MacNeil will share some insights on "All Things Bottle Sustainability." You will have the chance to share transformative conversations and form deep connections with industry leaders and changemakers. This will be, truly, unforgettable.

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All Things Bottle Sustainability Workshop

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.

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Clif Family Winery - Sip n' Support

Join Clif Family and Napa Green for an international Street Food Napa Valley menu from the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck. Vibrant flavors, warm hospitality, and live music on the patio from 4:00-7:00 PM. During this time, Clif Family will donate 20% of all revenue from wine and food sales to support Napa Green's impactful work.

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Climate Smart Burn & Alternatives Demonstration

See and learn the technique for a conservation/low-smoke burn. The Clean Burn Company and Napachar will run their BurnBoss air curtain burner and flame-capped kiln/ring-of-fire system for processing spent vines, fire fuel thinning, and other wood waste. All three of these techniques/technologies can be used to develop biochar. Michael Sippiora from Treasury Wine Estates will present the results of a recent vineyard biochar application research project.

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Vintage Salon: Cultivating Resilience

After heat extremes in 2020 and 2022, and atmospheric rivers early last year, 2023 turned out to be an ideal vintage, with Napa Valley winemakers thrilled about the quality of the wines. Please join us for a special salon conversation, moderated by Andrea Robinson MS. Cathy Corison, Owner & Winemaker at Corison, Matt Brain, Winemaker at Alpha Omega, and Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, Owner & Winemaker at Bedrock Wine Co. will join in conversation around navigating and adapting to climate swings and weather weirding from one vintage to the next.

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Weed Management Equipment & Tools

Hear from vineyard leads at Inglenook, Grgich, and Spottswoode about herbicide-alternatives to weed management, and the benefits for soil health. See equipment and demos of Clemens, Pellenc, Calderoni, Fischer Twister, and a french plow. Come with questions!
Eligible for 3 hours of CEUs.

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Grazing For Vineyard Health And Fire Resilience Field Day

Sheep grazing offers numerous benefits in the vineyard when implemented properly. Join us for a field day in partnership with Napa Valley Grapegrowers to discuss how to best utilize sheep grazing to achieve your goals in the vineyard, as well as how to employ grazing animals to manage woodlands for fire fuel reduction or post-fire recovery. With Christian Cain of Perennial Grazing, Jaime Irwin of Kaos Grazing, Sarah Keiser with Wild Oat Hollow and Tommy Fenster with UC Davis, Gaudin Lab

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Red, White & Beyond Green Premiere Open House

Join Napa Green and certified members from Alpha Omega, Domaine Chandon, Grgich Hills Estate, Inglenook, Rombauer Vineyards,  Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and Trois Noix (in collaboration with Matthiasson) to get a preview of PNV wines from vintners committed to leadership in sustainability and climate action in the Napa Valley. Connect with the Napa Green team to learn more about this leading certification and its importance to the marketplace and consumers. Limited to 85 guests.

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Napa Green Town Hall

Over snacks and wine, we heard from Anna Brittain, Napa Green Executive Director, and the Napa Green team about recent program updates. There was a panel with Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards & Production at Grgich Hills Estates and Steve Matthiasson, of Matthiasson Winery and Premiere Vit, talking about herbicide-free farming, approaches, costs/benefit and ROI.

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Soil and Shadow Implicit Bias Training

Exploring what Regenerative Farming Systems can teach us about Regenerative Social Systems. Soil and Shadow works with C-Suite executives, leaders and teams to build the relational and professional development skills for high performance, diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Regenerative Agriculture Certifications: How They Work and Why They Matter

In the world of regenerative agriculture, third party certifications matter. These endorsements can demonstrate your commitment to sustainability. But what should you look for in a certification?

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Forest Management for Health & Resilience

This morning workshop at Seavey Vineyard discussing their approach to proactive forest management and stewardship of the woodlands.

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Soil Health Analysis Workshop with Vineyard Soil Technologies

This workshop covered the hows and whys of soil sampling. Nick Madden from Vineyard Soil Technologies explained the soil health principles we can learn from our soil test results.

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Conservation Burn & Alternatives Demonstration

Raymond Baltar with the Sonoma Biochar Initiative and the Sonoma Ecology Center lead a demonstration of the conservation/low-smoke burn technique as well as a flame-cap kiln. The Clean Burn Company also demonstrated the AirBurners’ BurnBoss air curtain technology.

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Napa Green Ambassador Training

What does it mean to be Napa Green Certified and how can it help you engage guests and differentiate your brand? Learn this and more in our Napa Green Ambassador program. 

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All Things Soil Sustainability

Watch this workshop recording to learn about soil sampling methods and values, compost production, biochar application, using sheep in the vineyard, as well as soil sensing and tracking technologies and other tools that assist with soil health, water retention and nutrient retention.

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All Things Bottle Sustainability

Watch the recorded workshop where we discuss All Things Bottle Sustainability, from ways to Lighten Up your glass, glass reuse and recycling, closures, cork, and more.

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Winery Waste Discharge Requirements Workshop

Have you heard about the Water Board’s adoption of the WINERY WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS and wondering what this means for your facility? Watch this workshop recording to understand the requirements and proactive steps to take NOW to be prepared for compliance.

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Energy Management Throughout Wine Production

From irrigation pumps to winery lighting, to the company’s fleet, mechanization in the vineyard, energy used for packaging production and transportation, no matter to what stage of wine production you may look at, energy consumption and management is at the core of the problem as well as the solution

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Climate Friendly Farming Workshop

Watch this three-part workshop to explore the opportunity of climate friendly farming – implementing regenerative practices that store more carbon in soil, increase soil health, and enhance the resilience of vineyards to drought and heat stress.

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Green Packaging and Purchasing

Speakers and discussion cover:
- Lighter weight glass
- Environmental benefits of cork
- Packaging alternatives to eliminate Styrofoam
- Both local and innovative opportunities for “green” purchasing.

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Sustainability: The Real Substance

Certified sustainable wineries and businesses are committed to continuing improvement in caring for the health of nature and the health of employees and community, which enhances the health and longevity of the businesses themselves. Join us to explore how three wineries put their bold sustainability words into action.

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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