NAPA GREEN NEWS

Hello Napa Green Community,

 

I hope everyone is feeling more even keel at the start of this week than we were in the wake of the shocking news on Silicon Valley Bank last week. As we’ve watched this unfold, we’ve been thinking about our members who are navigating this difficult situation. We were set to begin sending out invoices for our annual Winery and Vineyard Licensing Fees last week but we put that on pause. We will be sending out invoices this week and next, but we want to invite any members who may need more time to please reach out.

 

It is hard to believe that we are only 15 days away from the launch of the 2023 RISE Climate & Wine Symposium, with the inimitable Jancis Robinson, MW. We have 60 leading speakers and 40 “Sustainable Services & Solutions” sponsors, including all of our Marquee keynote speakers: April 5 Jancis Robinson, MW, JancisRobinson.com | April 6 Paul Muller, Full Belly Farm | April 12 Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Vineyard | April 13 Mimi Casteel, Hope Well Wine | April 19 Maryam Ahmed, Diversity in Wine Leadership Forum | April 20 Michael Silacci, Opus One Winery in conversation with myself. 

Watch our video below sharing what you can look forward to during this action-oriented six-event series:

We also have sustainability spotlight videos from our RISE Exclusive Event Sponsors: MCELallemand Plant Care, H&A Barrel ManagementNapa Valley Vintners, and Coming Soon International Wineries for Climate Action. See you at RISE! Anna Brittain Executive Director
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Together we can build local resilience and leverage our powerful platform to inspire global action. Check out our first Press Release. The complete lineup of speakers and content is available on RISEGreen.org. Lunch & wine are included in every event ticket. Napa Green members, please reach out if you need your 15% discount code. We are securing CECs for the April 13 Soil Health event.

 

 

RISE goes beyond education and inspiration to provide the mentors, resources, tools, and services to start making positive change. If not here, where? If not now, when?

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MARCH 23 – FOREST MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH & RESILIENCE WORKSHOP

Seavey Vineyard | 9-11:30 am | Bring your hiking shoes!

Join us for a morning workshop at Seavey Vineyard seeing firsthand their approach to proactive forest management and stewardship of the oak woodlands adjacent to their winery and vineyards. This workshop will include a hike to see their fuel reduction work, juxtaposed with lop & scatter and unmanaged land, how they’ve processed the wood waste to create biochar, continued maintenance with grazing animals, and hear about the support they have received from the Resource Conservation District (RCD) and UCCE. The Napa RCD Forestry team will share their programs and resources. Eric Carlson with the Clean Burn Company will be there to share their services for forest fuel management and fire recovery utilizing climate-smart AirBurners (BurnBoss will be onsite). Come get inspired and empowered to increase the health and resiliency of private forested lands in Napa County. REGISTER HERE

If you can’t join us on March 23 don’t miss the April 6 RISE Living Room Salon on the “Inextricable Links Between Forest Health, Water, Fire & Climate.”

WINE BENEFIT DINNERS TO RAISE CLIMATE ACTION IMPLEMENTATION FUNDS

Each week of RISE three of our leading members are hosting exclusive wine benefit dinners.

 

April 6 Spottswoode Estate w/Beth Novak Milliken and special guests including Jancis Robinson, MW. Dinner prepared by Chef Aaron LeRoi. https://www.eventcreate.com/e/risespottswoode

April 13 Chimney Rock Winery w/Elizabeth Vianna and special guests including Mimi Casteel. Dinner prepared by Chef Gustavo Rios. https://www.eventcreate.com/e/risechimneyrock

April 20 Wappo Hill w/Jean-Charles Boisset and special guests including Andrea Robinson, MS. Dinner prepared by Chef Roland Passot. https://www.eventcreate.com/e/risewappohill

 

Guests will experience an intimate evening of spectacular wines paired with unforgettable dishes, sharing transformative conversations and forming deep connections with leaders and changemakers. Wines poured will include Cristal Louis Roederer Champagne, Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon from magnum, 2013 Chimney Rock Omega Point Cabernet Sauvignon, and JCB GALA Grand Cru Champagne.

 

The wine dinner ticket will be the donation (minimum $2500) and will build a pool of matching funds for meaningful sustainability and climate action projects. These funds will be distributed to growers and vintners that show the greatest financial need and, critically, opportunity for change and impact.

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.

Economic benefits & ROI of workshops: In a time of changing consumer trends, we want you think of us as extended members of your team. We are here to help share information of ways to not only increase your sustainability but also share with you how these things bring with them ROI, decrease in cost, consumer approval & many other economic benefits. 

Join us at our All Things Bottle Sustainability Workshop to hear from our panel of experts. Registration is $20 and the link can be found in our profile. Cheers!
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📣 Don’t miss these events! 

April 26th - All Things Bottle Sustainability, Pine Ridge Vineyards, 9:00am.

May 23rd - The Future of Water Workshop, 9:00am. 

On April 26 we have 12+ speakers covering all aspects of climate smart glass and packaging. Digging in on the truly most sustainable recyclable/compostable/reusable options, with some product show and tell. 

On May 23 we have keynotes from two incredible speakers and internationally renowned experts: Peter Gleick, co-founder of the Pacific Institute and author of The Three Ages of Water, and Mimi Casteel, vineyard manager at Hope Well Wine and forest ecologist. 

Register now!
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Join us for a dinner that brilliantly combines luxury and sustainability with Vintner Kia Behnia, acclaimed Chef Dave Cruz and The Wine Bible Author, Karen MacNeil! 

This event will help Napa Green raise much needed funding to keep our non profit thriving. For more info head to the link in our bio or email social@napagreen.org!
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We invite you join us at a very special wine dinner with @karenmacneilco, Chef Dave Cruz and @neotempowines to raise funds for climate action in the wine industry. 

For further details please go to the link in our profile or email social@napagreen.org. 

We hope to see you there. Cheers!
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Happy Earth Month! While our members celebrate the Earth every day of the year, this month is a great time to showcase those sustainability practices and tell consumers what you do to be green! Be sure to tag @napagreen in your posts, join us @earthdaynapa, and reach out for more ways to get involved!
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Meghan brings her passion for wine and sustainability together in her role as @napagreen’s social media manager. She is both a Vintner and Certified Sommelier and helps our members share their sustainability stories, emphasizing how caring for nature and community elevates both quality and guest experience. 

Thanks for your unwavering passion and dedication @mvino1!
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Join the @napagreen team this earth month at events around the valley at @cliffamily @earthdaynapa @silveroakcellars and more.

We look forward to talking (and drinking) sustainability with you!
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Say hi to @marisataylorwines, our Winery & Climate Specialist. Marisa has supported sustainable farming and green practices from vineyard to cellar and across all winemaking operations and continues to leverage her expertise to help wineries become climate action champions. 

Thanks for all you do!
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Last week we had a great climate smart burn and alternatives demonstration @gloriaferrerwinery where attendees learned techniques for a conservation/low-smoke burn with demonstrations from @thecleanburncompany and @napa.char. 

Additionally, speakers from @naparcd and Treasury Wine Estates presented the results from a recent vineyard biochar application research project. 

Learn more on our website.
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Have you met Sierra, our Climate & Soil Specialist? Sierra works tirelessly to advance climate resiliency in the Napa Valley by collaborating with growers to realize their climate action aspirations. 

Say hi to @growresiliently next time you see her in the field. Thanks for all that you do, Sierra!
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On average 40-60% of a vineyard and winery’s carbon footprint is from packaging and distribution alone. Join us to explore climate smart, sustainable glass, closures, the future of reusable glass, alternative packaging. Hear case studies. Learn what is truly recyclable, and new opportunities to recycle film wrap and label backing. Since 2020, climate smart marketed CPG products have doubled in sales to $3.4 billion. Wine bottles and packaging can be leveraged to meet rising consumer demand for climate smart products.

Get tickets to this workshop @pineridgewine to hear from @napagreen @consciouscontainer @revinobottles @keystonecapsules @cork_supply @neotempowines @estal_packaging @uppervalleydisposal @naparecycling and more!
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You may have seen Megan, our Winery Program Manager, out and about sporting her @napagreen shirt and talking about green practices. Utilizing her background in hospitality, sustainability and engineering she is dedicated in guiding businesses toward a more sustainable future. 

Thanks for all you do @love.dream.breathe!
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Join us for All Things Bottle Sustainability on Friday, April 26th. Link in bio to register!
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Cheers to @abrittain! Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management, including leading @napagreen and @naparise to the forefront of the wine industry climate action movement. 

Keep an eye out for her with our unofficial mascot, Lily, sharing our best practices, facilitating action and growing resilience in our industry and community. 

Thank you for all you do!
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