NAPA GREEN NEWS

Happy 2023 and Year of the Rabbit! This is meant to be a year of hope and our year has certainly started off hopeful. Marisa Taylor, former winemaker at Rutherford Hill, officially joined our team in January. We are now five employees and three consultants strong!

Our message of sustainability leadership and accelerating climate action in the wine industry is spreading and resonating. Just a few highlights of where I’ve spoken in the past few months: the Net Good Summit in San Diego, Porto Protocol in Lisbon, XChateau and the The Four Top podcasts, the SSU Executive MBA class, Unified Symposium, and the NVV Annual Meeting just last week. 

Thank you to those who supported our Give!Guide campaign during the holiday giving season. All year round you can make tax deductible donations through our website to support the continued growth and impact of our work.

This newsletter is all about EVENTS, EVENTS, EVENTS! February 23 Soil Health Analysis w/Vineyard Soil Technologies | March 1 Regenerative Agriculture Intensive w/John Kempf | April 5-20 RISE Climate & Wine Symposium. You’re not going to want to miss the second year of the Symposium, now aptly named RISE: Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, Empowerment. We’re looking forward to seeing you and your teams at some or all of these events!

Thank you,

Anna Brittain

CEO & Executive Director

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Join us for RISE and get involved in accelerating sustainability and climate action in the wine industry! Lunch & wine are included. Early bird prices end February 25th. We are working on securing CECs for several of the workshops/salons. 

In case you weren’t able to join us last year for the Symposium (formerly THRIVES, now returning as RISE) this is a series of six half-day events organized around the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership:

We already have 40 speakers confirmed, including Jancis Robinson (Apr 5), Mimi Casteel (Apr 13), Maryam Ahmed (Apr 19), and Esther Mobley (Apr 20), and another 20 in the works. RISE goes beyond inspiration to provide the mentors, resources, tools, and services to start making positive change. 

If not here, where? If not now, when? Let’s build local resilience and longevity AND leverage our powerful leadership platform to catalyze global industry transformation.

A huge thanks to our Premier, Community, and Exclusive Event Sponsors:

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FEBRUARY 23 – SOIL HEALTH ANALYSIS W/VINEYARD SOIL TECHNOLOGIES

Chimney Rock Winery | 9 am-1 pm | Tickets are free & lunch is provided

Join us to learn about how and why to sample and analyze your soil health. This workshop will be led by Nick Madden of VST (Paul Anamosa’s firm) and is focused on empowering growers to sample their soil and interpret and implement the results. We took advanced samples from the workshop site that we will interpret together, and we will have a soil pit dug on-site to investigate. Because of the hands-on nature of the event space is limited so sign up soon to secure your spot. REGISTER HERE

MARCH 1 – AEA REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE INTENSIVE W/JOHN KEMPF

Napa Valley College | 9 am-4 pm | Lunch is provided 

Advancing Eco Agriculture is hosting a full-day intensive led by their founder, John Kempf, with presentations from Napa Green grower Ivo Jeramaz of Grgich Hills, and Greg Pennyroyal of Wilson Creek Winery. Registration will launch this week. Keep an eye on their events page: https://www.advancingecoag.com/events-calendar  

EARTH MONTH & EARTH DAY WINE DONATIONS

As Megan Scott says, “Earth Day is our biggest holiday!” April is a time when guests, neighbors, consumers, restaurants and retailers are all extra tuned in to environmental stewardship and sustainable winegrowing. Take advantage of this month to share your sustainability story, with grounded examples and successes. In March we’ll be sharing some resources and tips for spotlighting your sustainability story on social media and other communications channels. 

Seeking Member Green Wines: Earth Day Napa 2023 will return to Oxbow Commons on Sunday, April 23 and Napa Green member wines will once again be the exclusive wines poured. Please reach out to Megan, megan@napagreen.org, if you would like to donate a half or full-case. 

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.

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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