Napa Green Launches Critical Napa Thrives Sustainability and Climate Action-Oriented Event Series

April 27th – Napa, CA – During the month of June, Napa Green and community partners will host Napa THRIVES – a groundbreaking series of six half-day, tightly focused events organized around the six pillars of sustainable winegrowing leadership. Unfolding at the historic Charles Krug Winery, participants will learn about water efficiency, energy efficiency, waste prevention and green purchasing, integrated pest management and pesticide phaseout, social equity and diversity, all of which folds into climate action and regenerative farming. 

Marquee Speaker, Eric Asimov, chief wine critic of The New York Times, will kick off the month-long proceedings on June 7th, and event participants will have the opportunity to join Tod Mostero, Director of Viticulture & Winemaking at Dominus Estate, as he begins a grower mentorship to transition a vineyard to dry farming. Additionally, Mostero and five other industry leaders will serve as mentors to Napa THRIVES participants long after the events have concluded, assisting regional wineries and growers in proactively implementing leading sustainability practices. Day two headliner is Bill McKibben, who helped found 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, which has organized movements on every continent, including Antarctica, for climate action. 

Launched under the aegis of Napa Green, one of only four sustainable winegrowing programs nationwide offering the opportunity for comprehensive soil to bottle certification in both the vineyard and winery, the co-founders of Napa THRIVES are Anna Brittain, Executive Director of Napa Green, and Martin Reyes, MW of Reyes Wine Group. Both are deeply passionate about accelerating sustainability and climate action leadership locally, and leveraging Napa Valley’s powerful platform to galvanize industry change globally.  

Martin Reyes, MW, shares, “A few years ago, I noticed how so much of the great sustainability work happening in Napa County seemed to be in disconnected siloes. After a few phone calls, several Napa leaders gathered for lunch and asked, ‘How can we bring everyone together?’ We knew the obstacles, including, ‘The world doesn’t need another wine conference!’ We are attempting something bolder, locally-rooted, encouraging commitments to actions, with the support to achieve measurable results. That’s how Napa THRIVES was born. We aim to cultivate action locally and send a message globally.”

Reyes, along with Anna Brittain, founded Napa THRIVES because the climate crisis is happening now – 1200-year drought, increasing high heat days, catastrophic megafires – and taking action is no longer optional. “If not here, where?” Says Brittain. “We have to set the highest bar for sustainability and climate action leadership in the wine industry. Napa growers and vintners must play an increasingly active role in improving resource efficiency, drawing down emissions, and building more resilient vineyards, businesses, and communities. Collectively, we have a powerful leadership platform, with the tools to facilitate critical mass action and show the pace and scale of what is possible.”

Altogether, Napa THRIVES will have 70 speakers, with eight marquee addresses including Birgit Cameron, Co-Founder of Patagonia Provisions, Kimberly Nicholas, author of Under the Sky We Make, Jonathan Foley, Director of Project Drawdown, Kelly Mulville, Vineyard Director at Paicines Ranch, Nikki Sylvestri, CEO of Soil and Shadow, and Kayalin Akens-Irby, Chief of Staff of Planet FWD. Napa THRIVES will deliver inspiration, meaningful context, practical, grounded guidance, and make calls to action. The THRIVES team has aligned leaders and mentors that will follow-up and directly support sustained change.

“The power of Napa THRIVES is its intention to both inspire and harness action-based commitment,” observes Tod Mostero, of Dominus Estate. “Its targeted pillar-based design unites insight from our world’s leading-edge speakers, hands-on training from peers on specific practices, and guidance from the wine industry’s most sustainable suppliers to lighten our environmental footprint. This is the beginning of a growing spiral of transformation and I am honored and excited to be a part of this game-changing movement.”

To learn more about Napa THRIVES, to purchase tickets, or to become a sponsor, please visit www.NapaThrives.org.

 

Making the commitment to third party certification takes time and effort, but it is worth it to demonstrate our commitment to the community and to protect our watershed, our land and the air we breathe.​

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. 

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Sign up for the Grazing Workshop on Tuesday, Feb 27th at @thecastello at the link in our profile. 

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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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