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Tres Sabores Winery
This was our favorite stop so far. What an amazing place. Loved being greeted by the friendly dogs and then getting a great tour of this sustainable winery / farm. Everyone was extremely friendly and gave us great information about the property, the area, and the wine.

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Cakebread Cellars
Cakebread’s new visitor center and tasting experiences are top-notch! We did the white wine tasting (love their chards) and had the most pleasant, charming, and knowledgeable host Michael. This was as much an educational experience as it was a chance to taste some awesome wines. Cakebread is a must stop!

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Chimney Rock
Beautiful Visit! I didn’t think I’d enjoy a 10 am wine-tasting, but Chimney Rock proved me wrong! We had a spare hour before we needed to leave for SFO, and the white-washed Cape Dutch architecture of Chimney Rock Winery caught our eye. Located in the Stags Leap District, we were already familiar with their dominant estate cabs...What a beautiful visit and perfect ending to our Napa trip.

Napa Green Launches Premier Tasting Passport with Experiences at 17 Certified Sustainable Wineries

Napa Valley, CA — While Napa Valley wineries are reopening their doors to visitors, with carefully developed protocols to ensure everyone’s health and safety, Napa Green is launching its premier Napa Green Tasting Passport. The Napa Green Passport provides special offers and benefits at 16 Napa Green Certified sustainable wineries. With more than $500 in value and benefits the Passport pays for itself in just 3 to 4 winery visits.

“Now more than ever many people want travel experiences that are both enjoyable and meaningful,” says Anna Brittain, Executive Director of Napa Green. “Our Napa Green wineries offer exceptional wines and experiences, made even better by their commitment to sustainability. With this Passport, guests can savor the wines, take in the views, stand among the grapevines, and know they are supporting businesses that are doing well by doing good.”

Here is a sampling of just a few of the experiences on offer: At Tres Sabores, guests dip into one of the Valley’s smallest wine caves, likely accompanied by a golden retriever, meet some sheep (natural lawn mowers), then sit down to savor six wines while gazing over their Napa Green and organic estate. At Clos Du Val, the Passport elevates the seated tasting to a tour of the vineyards and cellar, with a chance to meet the winemaker or other team leaders. At Handwritten Wines you will enjoy a side-by-side comparison of six Napa Valley hillside and mountain district Cabernet Sauvignons, paired with truffle potato chips.

“Napa Green has given us a better understanding of our resource footprint. It has impacted how we run absolutely everything. I also appreciate that the program emphasizes continuous quality improvement,” shares Elizabeth Vianna, Winemaker at Chimney Rock Winery. “We are excited to be a part of the new Napa Green Tasting Passport program, providing an added opportunity to share our values with guests.”

There is something else that sets the Napa Green Tasting Passport apart. Napa Green will be investing back into the community with its “3% for the Community.” The first recipient will be UpValley Family Centers, which provides strengths-based, culturally relevant services in the community, including immigrant integration and emergency assistance. UpValley Family Centers has stood on the frontlines of the County’s COVID-19 response since Napa’s Shelter-at-Home order was issued in March, providing essential aid and other resources to low-income families impacted by the economic fallout of the crisis.

“Many travelers seek destinations that are rooted in sustainability and want to support businesses whose mission includes stewardship and social equity,” notes Linsey Gallagher, president and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. “This Passport pairs our famous Napa Valley hospitality with the opportunity to learn how Napa Valley vineyards and wineries are committed to sustainable winegrowing to protect our land and environment.”

The Napa Green Tasting Passport is $99 per person, or $84 with the purchase of two or more passports, and can be purchased on CellarPass. Plan a summer getaway and come back for the holidays – passports can be redeemed between July 1 and December 31, 2020. Napa Green has also developed a set of 14 Wine Tasting Itineraries that give a peek into the stories of these and other Napa Green wineries, further helping you refine your trip. Get your Napa Green Passport and support conscientious Napa Green wineries as they work to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

About Napa Green
Napa Green serves as a catalyst and facilitator to grow certified sustainable, responsible businesses committed to environmental stewardship and climate action in Napa County. The Napa Green Land and Winery programs offer comprehensive third-party certification of rigorous soil to bottle standards for sustainable winemaking and grape growth. Napa Green members protect and restore the Napa River watershed, save energy and water, reduce waste and carbon footprint, and commit to conscientious employers and good neighbors. Learn more at NapaGreen.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.​

Seeking third party auditors! Email sierra@napagreen.org for full details!
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Have you been to Napa Green Certified @boeschenvineyards yet?
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Team Green outing today at the stunning @boeschenvineyards as we celebrate big things that we can’t wait to share with you! 🌿
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One of the main resistances to phasing out glyphosate is increased labor and equipment costs. However, the costs of herbicides and fertilizers have risen dramatically, so increased labor demands can be offset by reduced supply chain purchases. 

In addition, leaders like Grgich Hills Estate have shown that regenerative organic farming can be cost-effective. According to an analysis by Brotemarkle Davis & Co. LLP accounting firm, the average annual per acre cost of vineyard management in the Napa Valley is $14,800, with $3,800 in depreciation. At Grgich, they spend $11,000 per acre, with only $1,300 in depreciation due to the longer life of their vineyards. 

Learn from regional leaders about the practical costs, benefits, and ROI of herbicide-free, organic, and regenerative vineyard management.

Confirmed Speakers:
• Ivo Jeramaz, Grgich Hills
• Phil Coturri, Enterprise Vineyard Management & Winery Sixteen 600
• Brad Kurtz, Gloria Ferrer
• Brenae Royal, St. Supery
• Rebekah Wineburg, Quintessa

Register at the link in our bio.
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“Storytelling is key… and sustainability is the most important topic in wine.”

Thank you @elinmccoy for an incredible and insightful conversation with @napagreen members about the stories most likely to capture journalists attention.
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Thank you to all who attended our Future of Water Workshop yesterday at Napa Green Certified @silveroakcellars! 

Stay tuned for more from our luminary speakers @mimicasteel, @todmostero, @petergleick & our own @abrittain.
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Join us for a special roundtable workshop with award-winning journalist Elin McCoy, global wine critic for Bloomberg News and US editor for the podcast The Wine Conversation, with listeners in 95 countries. 

Elin will sit down with a small group of Napa Green members (max 25 guests) and share her insights on the types of stories and pitches most likely to engage the media. In particular, she’ll focus on stories related to sustainable winegrowing, climate action, and social equity. 

Elin will speak and answer questions for about an hour. Then we’ll break into small groups to develop a story pitch, and come back together to present and get Elin’s feedback and input. This is a rare opportunity to get ideas and inspiration from a leading wine journalist. Register at the link in our profile.
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Climate Action & Regenerative Agriculture! Our sixth pillar that encompasses all that we do at Napa Green. 🌼
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Hear from Winery Program Manager @love.dream.breathe about Energy Efficiency & Savings, one of our pillars of sustainable winegrowing leadership
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We want to sincerely thank everyone who donated either space, time or proceeds of bottles/food sold to Napa Green during Earth Month! We are a small non-profit that greatly relies on donations of these kinds and we’re so grateful for our supportive community. 

Let’s hear it for: 

📍@trefethenfamily 
📍@pineridgewine 
📍@cliffamily 
📍@neotempowines
📖 @karenmacneilco
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Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion. Perhaps our most important pillar of our six pillars of sustainability leadership. 

Thank you for the beautiful description @growresiliently!
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Register now at the link in our profile! 💦

May 23, 2024
Silver Oak Winery, Oakville
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. 

Join us for The Future of Water, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts, and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.
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Join us for The Future of Water Workshop, to explore our water future, with highlights including a keynote from Peter Gleick, one of the world’s leading water experts (all guests will receive a copy of Peter’s most recent book, The Three Ages of Water) and Mimi Casteel, not only a viticulturist and winemaker, but also a forest ecologist with a vision for water resiliency.

Wine grape quality is closely tied to the right amount of water, at the right time. One of the most critical agricultural concerns with our changing climate, and more frequent & intense weather extremes, is precipitation and water availability. We’ve swung from historic drought to atmospheric rivers. Our community has huge swaths of unmanaged, unhealthy forests full of non-natives and overrun by firs, amplifying fire risk and undermining one of the most critical systems for groundwater recharge.

The good news is opportunities abound to optimize irrigation efficiency, and implement regenerative practices that improve soil health, water infiltration, and retention. A watershed coalition has also formed in Napa County to pilot and model creek & forest restoration for localized water resiliency and climate cooling. 

Come learn more on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00am at @silveroakcellars.
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Sustainably sourced ingredients with Chef Sarah Heller 🌱 Purchase your tax deductible ticket to our Opus One x Napa Green dinner at the link in our profile!
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You’re invited.. 

Full details may be found at the link in our profile. Cheers!
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As we wrap up an amazing Earth Month, we want to thank you all for the support & for coming to see us at our events! 

Let’s keep the momentum going and remember that Earth Day is Every Day! 🌎
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