Events & Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

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Soil Health Analysis Workshop with Vineyard Soil Technologies

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Location: Chimney Rock Winery

Come join us for a morning of learning the hows and whys of soil sampling. Nick Madden from Vineyard Soil Technologies will explain the soil health principles we can learn from our soil test results, we will investigate soil sample results from the workshop site, and we will learn how to take samples for lab analysis, as well as some in-field tests you can do in your own vineyard.

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Energy Efficiency & Savings

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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. Learn more at our Energy Efficiency & Savings event. Lunch and wine are included.

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Water Efficiency & Savings

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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

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Waste Prevention & Supply Chain

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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. Learn more at our Waste Prevention & Supply Chain event. Lunch and wine are included.

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Proactive Farming, Soil Health & Biodiversity

Thursday, April 13, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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. Learn more at our Proactive Farming, Soil Health & Biodiversity event. Lunch and wine are included.

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Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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. Learn more at our Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion event. Lunch and wine are included.

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Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Location: Charles Krug Winery

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. Learn more at our Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture event. Lunch and wine are included.

Past Event & Workshop Recordings

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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.

Napa-THRIVES-Social-Equity

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.

Napa-THRIVES-IPM

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Waste-Prevention

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Energy

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Water

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.

Wild Glass

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.

PortoProtocol

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.

napa-valley-sessions-leading-climate-action

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.

Glass

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.

conservation burn

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.

Ambassador-Header 2

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. 

Napa-THRIVES-Climate-Action

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Social-Equity

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.

Napa-THRIVES-IPM

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Waste-Prevention

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Energy

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Water

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.

NapaGreen_Spottswoode-08762 (1)

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.

Wild Glass

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.

Participating-Members-Header

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.

PortoProtocol

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

monarch tractor

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.

napa-valley-sessions-leading-climate-action

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.

Glass

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.

conservation burn

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.

Ambassador-Header 2

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. 

Napa-THRIVES-Climate-Action

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Social-Equity

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.

Napa-THRIVES-IPM

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Waste-Prevention

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Energy

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.

Napa-THRIVES-Water

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.

NapaGreen_Spottswoode-08762 (1)

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.

Wild Glass

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.

Participating-Members-Header

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.

PortoProtocol

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

monarch tractor

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.

napa-valley-sessions-leading-climate-action

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.

Glass

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.