Events & Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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Red, White & Beyond Green Premiere Open House

Thursday, February 22
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wheeler Farms
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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California Small Farm Conference: Increasing Landscape Resilience Through Whole Systems Planning

February 25, 2024
3:00pm - 4:15pm
With an uncertain future climate being our current reality, how can we plan for this on a landscape, watershed or county scale? Join Ben Mackie, Vineyard Program Manager, Napa Green, Mimi Casteel at Hope Well Wine, Sarah Keiser at Wild Oat Hollow, and Lynette Niebrugge with the Carbon Cycle to discuss these issues, and how the water cycle, carbon cycle, forest management, stream health, prescribed grazing and good fire all intersect to sustain healthy ecosystems in which we raise our crops and our families. We will discuss successful plans and implementation projects with a panel of experienced practitioners and advocates.

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Grazing For Vineyard Health And Fire Resilience Field Day

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Castello di Amorosa

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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Weed Management Equipment & Tools

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Inglenook

Hear from Miguel Garcia (Napa RCD) and vineyard leads at Inglenook, Grgich, and Spottswoode about herbicide-alternatives to weed management, and the benefits for soil health. See equipment and demos of French Plow, Clemens, Twister, Calderoni, and Pellenc and ask lots of questions. Eligible for 3 hours of CEUs.

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Vintage Salon: Cultivating Resilience

Thursday, March 14
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Freemark Abbey
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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Climate Smart Burn & Alternatives Demonstration

Tuesday, March 19
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gloria Ferrer
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.
Rain Date: 3/26

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Economics of Organic

Location & Time TBD
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.

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Clif Family Winery - Sip n' Support

April 17, 2024
Hours: 4:00 pm to 7:00pm
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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Earth Day Napa 2024

April 20th, 2024
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Oxbow Commons
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 Workshop

April 2024
Join us to talk All Things Bottle Sustainability, from ways to Lighten Up your glass, glass reuse and recycling, closures, cork, and more.

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All Things Bottle Sustainability Fundraising Dinner

April 26, 2024
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stag's Leap Private Residence

Join us to for a wine benefit dinner to accelerate meaningful climate action.

A drip irrigation system lines rows of vines at Keller Estate Vineyard in Petaluma, Calif. Monday, April 25, 2022. Vintner Ana Keller has installed pipelines to bring recycled water from a Petaluma water treatment plant, water that would otherwise be getting dumped in the river, to her vineyard's reservoirs. A few other vineyard owners in her neighborhood are using the water source as well.

The Future of Water Workshop

May 23, 2024
Join us to talk about the future of water with Michael Silacci as host, "keynote" Peter Gleick, and special guests Mimi Casteel and Tod Mostero.

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Future of Water Fundraising Dinner

May 23, 2024
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Opus One

Join us to for a wine benefit dinner to accelerate meaningful climate action.

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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 Event & Workshop Recordings

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

Napa Green & Premiere Napa Valley 💚

Thank you for creating such a beautiful event @wheelerfarmswinery! 

Incredible offerings from Napa Green Certified wineries @aowinery, @chandonusa, @grgichhills, @inglenook1879, @rombauervineyards, @spottswoodewinery, @trefethenfamily, @troisnoixwine & @stsupery!! 

Cheers to @premierenapa!
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The whole team is here and some amazing friends are joining us like @spottswoodewinery, @accendocellars, @aowinery, @stsupery, @rombauervineyards, @chandonusa, @troisnoixwine, @trefethenfamily, @matthiasson_wine & @grgichhills! 

Our first @premierenapa event kicks off at 4pm today at @wheelerfarmswinery!! 🍷🎉
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Grazing in the vineyards with a big assist from Cup the Sheep Dog! 

We’ll see you at our event in partnership with @napa_valley_grapegrowers on Feb 27th at @thecastello! Link in bio for registration. 

#welovedogs #sheepdog #sheepfarming #grazing #vineyards #napa #napavalley #regenerativeagriculture #soilhealthmatters
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Sign up for the Grazing Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 27th at @thecastello at the link in our profile. 

@napa_valley_grapegrowers @perennialgrazing
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Add the Napa Green logo to your back label! 

Find the link in our profile or email megan@napagreen.org. Happy bottling season!
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Not just talking the talk but walking the walk is very important to us. One way we do that is by providing our members with as many tools and resources as possible. Here’s what’s coming up: 

1. Weed Management Equipment & Tools for herbicide-free farming - Thurs, Feb 15th at @inglenook1879 at 9:00am. 

2. Napa Green Premiere Open House for the Wine Trade - Thurs, Feb 22nd at @wheelerfarmswinery at 4:00pm. 

3. California Small Farms Conference - Thurs, Feb 25th with @mimicasteel & Ben Mackie at 3:00pm. 

4. Grazing for Vineyard Health & Fire Resilience - Tues, Feb 27th at @thecastello at 9:00am. 

Find all details and registration on napagreen.org under the Connect with Us tab or just head to the link in our profile. We’ll see you all soon.
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📣 February Events! 

www.napagreen.org ➡️ Connect with us ➡️ Events & Workshops! 

Or head the link in our profile to find it all & how to register with one click. See you all at an event soon.
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Join us for a Grazing for Vineyard Health & Fire Resilience Field Day in partnership with @napa_valley_grapegrowers. During this February 27th event we’ll discuss ways to best utilize sheep in the vineyard and employ grazing animals for woodland management, addressing both fire fuel reduction and post fire recovery. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into regenerative practices for your vineyard and beyond! 

Find the link in our profile to register.

📸: @sarahannerisk
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History, sustainability & fine wine at Napa Green Certified @schramsberg! 🥂

#wine #sparklingwine #schramsberg #napa #napavalley #winecave #winecollector #winelover #sustainability #organicvineyard
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🍷Wine Trade! Register for our Premiere Napa Valley event on Feb 22nd at the link in our profile!🍷
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Apply for a grant! Applications can be found at the link in our bio. 

#sustainability #climateaction #winebusiness #wineindustry #napa #napavalley #grantapplications #napawinery
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📣 Announcing our first ever NVV Premiere Event! 📣

Thursday, Feb 22nd from 4pm-6pm at @wheelerfarmswinery. Register at the link in our profile!
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Providing resources, tools and education for our members is core to what we do. Come see us at a February event! 

Register at the link in our profile. We’ll see you there!
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Weed Management Event at @inglenook1879 on Thursday, Feb 15th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Link in profile to register. 

Por favor, mira hasta el final para ver el mensaje en español.
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Save these dates! 3 great events coming your way in February. 

Find info and registration at the link in our bio or at our website: napagreen.org under Connect with us - Events & Workshops!
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