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.

Join these rockstars of winemaking this week at @complinewineshop for Vino & Vinyl night featuring all Napa Green Certified Wineries! 

🗓️: Thursday, July 18th 
📍: Compline Wine Shop 
⏰: 7:00pm 

Get your tickets now at the link in our bio! 💃🍷

@tressabores, @ashesxdiamonds, @spottswoodewinery, @closduval, @larkmeadvineyards, @complinewineshop, @tisharoundtown
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Plan your tasting at @phiferpavittwine in August! 🍷

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
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You’re invited.. 

Join us for a fun night featuring some awesome Napa Green wineries! Link in profile for tickets. 🎵🍷

📍: @complinewineshop 
🗓️: Thursday 6/18/24 7:00-9:00pm
🎟️: Linked in profile
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Plan your tasting at the beautiful new Garden Pavilion at Napa Green Champion winery @whitehalllane! 

Help support Napa Green while sipping on delicious Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot amongst the scenic views. Cheers to Climate Smart Wines! 🍷

#napavalley #winereels #sustainability #winetasting #winetrip #visitnapavalley #cheers #vineyardviews #winelovers
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Plan your trip to @cliffamily this August for our ‘Cheers to Climate Smart Wines’ campaign! 

Clif Family Winery & Farm will be creating a beautiful food and wine tasting menu for the month of August with a percentage going straight to support Napa Green! 

Plan your visit to the tasting room, food truck or gorgeous Enoteca Private Tasting Salon in August to enjoy great food & wine while helping to support this important initiative! 

#napavalley #sustainability #napa #cheers #winereels #winetasting #visitnapavalley #winebusiness #wineindustry #winetrip
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We’re thrilled to announce our ‘Cheers to Climate Smart Wines’ campaign starting in August! 

Several of our champion members will be curating special offerings to support Napa Green and highlight the brilliant work being done in Climate Action here in Napa Valley. 

Join us this August and visit @spottswoodewinery & @mkshepp!
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Economics of Organics on June 25th at @grgichhills. Register at the link in our bio. 

🎙️: @soilrainandhope 
🎞️: @mvino1
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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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