Become A Napa Green Ambassador

Would you like to feel more comfortable and confident talking about Napa Green Winery and the new Napa Green Vineyard certification and sustainable winegrowing?

Want to have a quick answer ready when people ask, “What is the difference between sustainable and organic?”

Interested in new ideas to engage guests, differentiate your wines, and share your sustainability story in the tasting room, on social media and other communications channels?

Join us for the Napa Green Ambassadors workshop covering:

  • What is sustainability?
  • What does it mean to be Napa Green?
  • Market studies and evidence that consumers care.
  • Beneficial birds and animals in the vineyard – fun facts like opossums are immune to snake venom.
  • Tips and tools for sharing your sustainability story on social media.
  • Examples of how Napa Green members share their sustainability stories.

Napa Green Ambassador Training Videos

Anna Brittain | Executive Director at Napa Green

What are the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership? What does
it mean to be Napa Green? Market studies and evidence that demand for sustainability is growing from consumers & retailers.

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Meghan Vergara | Certified Sommelier and Owner of Veritas Consultants

Megan Scott | Winery Program Manager at Napa Green

Tips and tools to leverage social media, including Instagram Live, and successful examples from Napa Green and our members.

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Kelly Mitchell | The Wine Siren 

Elizabeth Vianna | Winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery

Throughout 2022, Kelly Mitchell has been interviewing wine industry leaders about their commitments to sustainability. She’ll share her perspective on
why this matters and what she’s learned, followed by a live 10-min interview between Kelly and Elizabeth.

Anna Brittain | Executive Director at Napa Green

Grounded examples and inspiration for framing and sharing your
sustainability story.

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Ben Mackie | Vineyard Program Manager at Napa Green

Ruby Stahel | Conservation Project Manager at Napa RCD

Who doesn’t love bees and butterflies? Ben and Ruby will introduce the Monarch Working Group, and tools and resources to expand monarch and pollinator habitat.

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Download Ruby’s Presentation

John Comisky | Board Member Napa Wildlife Rescue

Carol Poole | Board President of Napa Wildlife Rescue

John will talk about our furry and winged friends in the vineyard, including
raptors and Carole will introduce Maddie, an ambassador Red Tailed Hawk.

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Anna Brittain | Executive Director at Napa Green

Closing notes from Anna Brittain at the third annual Napa Green Ambassador Training session.

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Anna Brittain | Executive Director at Napa Green

Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management and policy with organizations ranging from the environmental economics think tank Resources for the Future in Washington, DC to the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has spent a decade facilitating and growing sustainability in the wine industry, with an expertise in communications and certification standards. She has helped lead the growth of the Napa Green program since 2015, and stepped into the position of Executive Director of the now independent non-profit in fall 2019. 

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Meghan Vergara | Certified Sommelier and Owner of Veritas Consultants

Meghan Vergara is a certified Sommelier with over 15 years experience working in world class culinary and wine markets such as New York City and Napa Valley. During her extensive Sommelier training and tenure at the some of the nation’s top restaurants she learned from the very best industry professionals, wine makers and successful business owners how to create a wine experience like no other.
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Megan Scott | Winery Program Manager at Napa Green

With a background in electrical and communications engineering, hospitality,  marketing and software, Megan has demonstrated her ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship by professionally facilitating sustainability conversations in the international hospitality industry through blogs, public speaking presentations, trainings and webinars featuring green business practices. Megan is dedicated in guiding businesses toward a more sustainable future. She holds an MBA, Sustainable Business Enterprises from Dominican University, and a BS in Marketing as well as a BS in Management from Sonoma State University.

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Kelly Mitchell | Napa Valley Sustainable Writer & Podcaster | The Wine Siren

Based in Napa Valley, California, Kelly Mitchell is known globally as “The Wine Siren” and tells the stories of people behind sustainable wine and sustainable food who make life a little more enjoyable for all of us.  It’s her business acumen and natural curiosity that make her podcast, writing and videos a winning combination.

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Elizabeth Vianna | Winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery

Elizabeth Vianna attributes her career in winemaking to a glass of 1985 Sociando Mallet, which she enjoyed at a pre-auction tasting at Christie’s in New York. A biology major at Vassar College, Elizabeth was originally on the pre-medical school track. She fell in love with wine as a consumer while living in New York City, working as a clinical toxicologist at New York Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her strong science background and sudden infatuation with wine propelled her to apply to the University of California – Davis, and its renowned winemaking program instead of medical school.

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Ben Mackie | Vineyard Program Manager at Napa Green

For the past 15 years, Ben has been designing and implementing regenerative farming systems in a variety of ecosystems. Ben has been managing farms, improving soils, and educating the next crop of environmental stewards with a holistic view of farming with natural systems. No stranger to Napa, he previously lived on Mt Veeder, where he fell in love with the oak and madrone woodlands and made friends with the local ravens. When Ben is not helping Napa’s vineyards adopt 21st century practices, he is spending time with his impressive wife and two wild children in the woods and on the water. Ben currently occupies Nisenan Territory and is a proud alumnus of Sterling College in Northeast Vermont, where he received a BA in Sustainable Agriculture.

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Ruby Stahel | Conservation Project Manager at Napa RCD

Ruby has been working in environmental conservation since 2009. She has a M.S in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England and a B.A in Environmental Studies from Prescott College. Ruby has worked with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (Crops Pathology and Genetics Research Unit at UC Davis) and the USDA Forest Service on the East Coast and in Puerto Rico. Her areas of expertise are in conservation planning and implementing restoration projects. Since joining Napa RCD in 2019, Ruby has helped many farmers complete Farm Conservation Plans, Carbon Farm Plans, and Pollinator Habitat Plans. Ruby also works with landowners to improve erosion control practices and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). 

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John Comisky | Board Member Napa Wildlife Rescue

John Comiksy is the former President of Napa Wildlife Rescue, the only organization in Napa County that is permitted to rescue, rehabilitate, and release wildlife back into the wild. John Comisky is also a freelance photographer based in Napa. His photographic work for Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County reveals his love for birds and mammals. He has documented wildlife, landscapes, and candid moments of everyday life from across the globe.

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Carole Poole | President of Napa Wildlife Rescue

Carole Poole is the President of Napa Wildlife Rescue. She has been an active member of NWR since 2011, originally drawn by a flyer that said “Help feed baby birds.” She was hooked during that first season while caring for baby songbirds.

Within a few years she became a specialist working with raptors and is now the caretaker of Maddie, a red-tailed hawk who stars in NWR’s education programs.

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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