NAPA GREEN NEWS

Hello friends,

It took 15 months, but it is an exciting week as we are able to return to a new form of normalcy.

Here at Napa Green we are happy to be working with the first of our members transitioning to the redeveloped Napa Green Vineyard certification. We hosted a number of informational webinars on the new certification in April, and we will plan more in the fall and spring. I am also happy to meet one-on-one to answer questions and discuss in detail. When we rolled out the new program in March, we discovered that with COVID-19, fires, and related challenges many Napa Green email communications were overlooked (entirely understandable) and quite a few members were surprised and confused about the transition. This is a good learning lesson for us to communicate through multiple channels moving forward.

We shared a press release on the new program on June 2nd and I have spoken about the leadership of Napa Green members at more than a dozen webinars, seminars and conferences over the past few months. Below is a short three-minute video where I share more personally why I am so dedicated to this work and deeply believe it is critically important and meaningful.

I recognize that with the drought and demands moving into harvest many growers may not be able to turn their attention to the Napa Green Vineyard transition until the end of the year. We are here to roll up our sleeves and work with you whenever you are ready.

In great news, we have announced the job opening for a Climate & Soil Specialist. Please see the job description and encourage anyone you think may be a good fit to apply. We can’t wait to expand our team and have additional capacity to develop Carbon Farm Plans, conduct Irrigation Assessments, and provide on-the-ground implementation support for regenerative farming.

Together, we have accomplished so much, and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow Napa County’s leadership in sustainability and climate action.

Sincerely,

Anna Brittain
Executive Director
Napa Green

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Celebrating 18 Wineries Newly Certified and Recertified since Fall 2020

Napa Green Certified Wineries commit to >120 stewardship practices for water and energy efficiency, waste reduction, green purchasing, climate action, and social equity. The core steps of Napa Green Winery certification and recertification include completing/updating the certification standards checklist, receiving the “Integrated Resource Audit” (one-stop energy, water and waste assessment and recommendations), developing the Action Plan for continuing improvement, and completing the third-party verification review. We want to thank and celebrate all of these wineries for their hard work and dedication.

Newly Certified

Artesa Estate
RD Winery
Sloan Estate
Nickel & Nickel
Far Niente

Recertified

Conn Creek WinerySilenus Winery
Seavey Vineyard
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Cardinale Estate
The Prisoner Wine Company
Spottswoode Winery
Domaine Carneros
Sutter Home
Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards
Porter Family Vineyards
Wheeler Farms | Accendo Cellars
Castello di Amorosa

We have another five wineries actively working on certification, and 10 wineries in the process of recertification. Click here to get your Napa Green Certified Sign.

Financial Incentives for Drought Resilience | EV Charger Installation

NRCS EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts: In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering $22,774,000 through a new EQIP option called Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC). This funding will provide farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners with financial assistance to implement conservation practices and enhancements.

Applicants must be a USDA customer and have farm records established with the USDA prior to application. Anyone interested should contact Evelyn Denzin, District Conservationist with NRCS as soon as possible. She will work with you on establishing records and completing the application process, with all applications due by July 12, 2021. Email: evelyn.denzin@usda.gov | Phone: 707-690-3126

Combined Rebates for EV Charger Installation: There are still funds available in Napa County through the CALeVIP Inland Counties Incentive Project offering rebates of $3500 per EV charging port. When combined with MCE EV Charger rebates ($3,000-3,500) these incentives can provide free chargers.

Eligible Sites: Commercial (public availability), Workplace (public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), Multi-unit dwelling (public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or Curbside charging.

Be a climate leader in Napa

Napa Climate NOW! Climate Advocacy Training | July 24

If you’ve been wanting to find a way to assist in the global fight for climate solutions, this training will give you the skills you need to talk about climate change in your community, generate action in our local government, and inspire action in others. You’ll meet climate scientists, local elected leaders, and some of your neighbors!

Attendance is free, but all participants who wish to join us must complete the application form. So sign up for our next session in July!

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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