Hello Napa Green Community,
Happy 2022! I hope it is off to a good start.
$456,000 GRANT!
We’ve had some fireworks over here at Napa Green – we were awarded a $456,000 three-year Specialty Crop Block Grant to continue to establish and grow our new, industry-leading Napa Green Vineyard certification. We will be able to hire another farm specialist to provide direct support with certification and on-the-ground implementation of regenerative, carbon farming practices. We will also host a series of practical workshops on topics like Soil Health & Vineyard Resilience; Conservation Burning & Alternatives; Planting Hedgerows.
The Napa Green Vineyard certification has officially REPLACED the Napa Green Land program as of January 1st. In January, Opus One became the first member certified to the new program, and we have several more members hot on their heels. In all, we have 43 members committed to transitioning to the new Vineyard certification, representing over 5,800 vineyard acres, and over 14,700 total land acres.
You can begin the Napa Green Vineyard certification process at any time. Please reach out to Ben Mackie, our Climate & Soil Specialist, who can answer questions and guide you through the process ( 

If you were recognized as Napa Green Land we ask that you take down any signs with the Napa Green Land logo, as this program no longer exists. Napa Green Certified Sustainable Vineyard signs can be hung once you have your NGV Action Plan.

All things grow and evolve. What were leading practices for many years to prevent erosion and improve watershed health, became a Regional Water Board regulatory compliance standard. These practices are now foundational to being an agricultural business in the Napa Valley. Please continue to work with programs like LandSmart or other qualified experts to maintain your vineyard WDR compliance.
We look forward to building on this foundation and working with growers to set the bar for global vineyard sustainability and climate action & adaptation leadership.

Napa Green Launches PR Campaign and New Site CertifiedSustainable.Wine

On January 28, Napa Green launched a series of 12 full-page ads in the Napa Valley Register to help the community understand the meaning, substance and impact of sustainable winegrowing. The ads are organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership, and spotlight Napa Green champion vintners and growers sharing their commitment and achievements.
The print campaign is backed by a public-facing website, CertifiedSustainable.Wine, that digs deeper into the Six Pillars and shares more opportunities to Take Action. Keep your eyes out for ads running February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 13 & 27, June 10, 17 & 24.
We are grateful to our exclusive PR campaign sponsor:

Wine Resilience Leadership – NapaTHRIVES June 2022

Mark your calendars for NapaTHRIVES (Transformation, Health, and Resilience Initiatives in Viticulture & Enology Symposium) – a series of events throughout the month of June to accelerate wine industry sustainability and climate action & adaptation leadership.
There will be six action-oriented half-day events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership. And the events are just the beginning. Dedicated facilitators and mentors will follow-up with participants to provide direct support, tools and funding strategies to transition opportunities to reality.
This convening will culminate in a black-tie gala that will raise money for ongoing sustainability and climate action leadership in Napa County.
NapaTHRIVES is being designed by a dedicated coalition of community organizations and businesses. Learn more at CertifiedSustainable.Wine/NapaTHRIVES/.
GREEN WINE FUTURE: As a perfect launching pad to NapaTHRIVES, Napa Green is a Strategic Partner with Green Wine Future, a four-day series of global virtual events May 23-26. Green Wine Future is an ambitious and innovative environmental conference for the international wine community, tackling all angles of wine industry solutions to the climate crisis.
EARLY BIRD FULL ACCESS REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 15th! Early Birds save almost 50%. Register now!

With NapaTHRIVES we will move the conversation from the Green Wine Future 10,000’ perspective to practical, grounded solutions, tools, resources and mentors to turn inspiration to action.

Workshops Coming Soon

Do you want to learn more about the new, industry-leading Napa Green Vineyard certification? Join Ben Mackie, our Climate & Soil Specialist, who will walk through the certification standards, process, and answer any questions.
Join us to discuss All Things Bottle Sustainability, from ways to Lighten Up your glass, glass reuse and recycling, closures, cork, and the sticky issue of labels.
  • Date & Location TBD, Mid-March
Come out to see live demonstrations of Conservation and Flame-cap Kiln burns, led by Raymond Baltar and his team from the Sonoma Ecology Center, as well as an AirBurner.
  • Date & Location TBD, Late-March
If you would be interested in serving as the demonstration site for this workshop contact Ben Mackie,
We will post workshop details and registration on our Events page. We will also directly email Napa Green members with workshop information. 

New Tin in Town: Keystone Capsules

Our All Things Bottle Sustainability workshop will include a new Napa Green Sponsor, Keystone Capsules, providing premium tin capsules. Did you know tin is not only a valuable, high-quality metal but infinitely recyclable? Made in the USA, Keystone Capsules is the only producer in the industry with a dedicated recycling division and sustainable refining process. They are committed to work with wineries to keep tin capsules out of the landfill.
Locally, they have partnered with the Teacher’s Resource Center, who picks up used tin capsules from tasting rooms. Keystone Capsules pays a premium for this tin and all funds go to buy school supplies for teachers. Creative and innovative! You can also work with Keystone Capsules directly for recycling needs.
Additionally, Keystone Capsules is a division of Nathan Trotter & Co, which works with the Responsible Mineral Initiative (RMI) to ensure responsible global sourcing of tin and tin concentrates. Learn more at

Napa Green Sponsors

Napa Green is grateful to our sponsors, who help fund our expanding operations and programs. If you are interested in becoming a Napa Green Sponsor please reach out to Napa Green Executive Director, Anna Brittain.

A live check in with @abrittain &!
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🌿 Did you know that less than 3% of philanthropic donations go to environmental work? 

Please consider donating to Napa Green this giving season with one of several ways at any level! 

Head to the link in our bio for details!
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With gratitude and joy, we wish you a beautiful day & start to the holiday season from all of us at Team Green! 

- Ben, Meghan, Anna, Marissa, Sierra & Megan
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‘If not here, where? If not now, when?’ 

“The onus is on us as a world class wine growing region to be leaders in sustainability & climate action.” 

- Executive Director of Napa Green, Anna Brittain
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It’s been a big week at Napa Green and we want to take a moment to raise a glass to salute you all. 

We are overjoyed to see so much support and invigorated interest in our mission towards sustainable practices and regenerative agriculture in the wine industry. 

We have many more details, paired with educational & financial resources that are already up and rolling on our website. We will continue to share them all, one by one and in great detail here on socials as well. 

For now please plan on joining us at our upcoming Town Hall meeting on Dec 7th at @stsupery. You can find more details at 

Cheers and Happy Friday Napa Valley. We are so proud to be a part of this amazing community!
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⚠️ Important Announcement 

Napa Green becomes the first sustainable wine growing certification to require the phaseout of Round Up. 

Please find the link in our bio for the full press release and full suite of info & grower resources. 

Join us on December 7th for our Napa Green Town Hall at @stsupery.
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Don’t miss the awe-inspiring @nikki_silvestri at @dominusestatewinery on Nov 30th!
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You’re invited to join us for a very special day at @dominusestatewinery on November 30th. 

We’ll be briefly interviewing our speaker @nikki_silvestri right here on Instagram today at 2:00pm PST to hear more about what to expect at this event. See you then.
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Curious to learn more? Join us at @dominusestatewinery on November 30th for a rare event and luncheon. Link in bio for details.
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GREEN is the new black this season!! 

Head to the link in our bio now and get your shirts, help a good cause and be an honorary part of Team Green this season! 💚
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Let’s hear it for our Executive Director of Napa Green, the incomparable Anna Brittain for being named a 2023 Wine Industry Leader by @winebusinessmonthly!! 

In their Sustainability Stewards section (which we love to see) we find Anna named in good company with inspired fellow leaders! 

Head to our stories or the link in our bio for free access to the full November issue. 

Cheers to the great work of our visionary Director Anna Brittain!!
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Drink Green this Halloween! 💚
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Sierra is our Soil & Climate Specialist at Napa Green and her ask this year is that everyone consider donating to our small but mighty Team Green for Giving Season! 

Here is more from @regenwithsierra: 

“🎃 Happy Halloween Eve everyone! Today is my birthday, and I would be beyond thrilled if you would consider a donation to @napagreen to support a nonprofit focused on climate action in the wine industry 🍷🍾

@napagreen has the leading set of standards for sustainable practices, from soil to bottle. I am most proud of the work we do with winegrape growers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices in their vineyards. 

Please consider supporting us in our mission!  Click the link in bio for more! “
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Thank you for having us @visitnapavalley! We had a great time talking to visitors about the many sustainability practices our Napa Green wineries and vineyards employ! 

Stop into the Visit Napa Valley Visitor Center in Napa to learn more!
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