NAPA GREEN NEWS

Hello Napa Green community, Today’s Napa Green News focuses on three key topics, with more details below:

The lowdown on the new, cutting-edge NAPA GREEN VINEYARD program – WHY and HOW to make the transition to this leading SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE ACTION certification.

$$$ – Get START-TO-FINISH support applying for SWEEP (due January) or HEALTHY SOILS (due February) grants.

UPCOMING EVENTS (Registration Required)
 
NOV 16: SWEEP Grant Application Info Session (Online – Hosted by RCD)
NOV 18: Healthy Soils Grant Application Info Session (Online – Hosted by CDFA)
NOV 18: Grower & Vineyard Management Happy Hour (The Forge Pizza)
DEC. 2: Winery WDR Workshop (In-person AND online – Location TBD)
DEC. 9: Napa Green Vineyard Q&A and Enrollment Workshop (In-person AND online – Chimney Rock Winery)
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Do you want to be a part of the climate action solution, build resilience, and keep your Napa Green recognition in the vineyard?
 
  • The new, leading Napa Green Vineyard certification program officially REPLACES the Napa Green Land program as of DECEMBER 31, 2021.
  • All growers who want to keep their Napa Green recognition in the vineyard will need to ENROLL by Dec. 31 and will have ONE-YEAR TO TRANSITION.
  • The Napa Green team (BEN MACKIE, BEN@NAPAGREEN.ORG) will walk you through the steps for certification, and can provide ON-THE-GROUND IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT as needed.
  • Napa Green Vineyard certification has SIX CORE ELEMENTS: I. Social Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; II. Carbon Farming and Regenerative Agriculture; III. Water Efficiency; IV. Tree/Forest Preservation; V. Prohibited & Restricted Pesticides; VI. Conservation/Low-Smoke Burning & Burn Alternatives.
  • To access the standards in our Napa Green Vineyard portal you can ENROLL HERE. There is no cost or obligation if you enroll.
  • All things grow and evolve. Our mission is to help our members continuously take SUSTAINBILITY LEADERSHIP to the next level.
We are facing a climate crisis, and that crisis is no longer imminent, it is here. It is no longer somewhere else or someone else’s problem, it is ours. Fires, drought, increasing numbers of high heat days have all been impacting grape and wine quality.
 
Napa growers and farmers can play an active role in building social equity, conserving natural resources, drawing down greenhouse gas emissions and creating a resilient vineyard ecosystem. Agriculture and viticulture are in fact among few sectors that have a ready and near-term opportunity to become not just carbon neutral but climate positive.
 
Coming together as a sustainable winegrowing region is no longer optional, it is imperative. Alone, our capacity to resolve worldwide industry issues is relatively limited. Collectively, unified under a common goal, we can harness our political influence and serve as a force to transform the industry.
 

* To ensure the health and safety of our community, all attendees must present proof of vaccination and wear a mask for entry.

SWEEP Grant Application Info Session
When: Tues, Nov 16, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Online

Healthy Soils Grant Application Info Session
When: Thurs, Nov 18, 2021 OR Thurs, Dec 16, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where:
Online

SWEEP and Healthy Soils Grant Application Info Sessions

Could you use some funding to install technologies like Tule, Ranch Systems, and HotSpot AG to more precisely target the timing and amount of irrigation?
 
Or would you like to increase organic matter in your soil by applying compost or reducing tillage?
 
Napa Green’s Ben Mackie and the RCD’s Miguel Garcia and Ruby Stahel will provide START-TO-FINISH support applying for SWEEP (due January) or HEALTHY SOILS (due February) grants.
 
Please note, grower applicants who represent disadvantaged communities will receive priority consideration for funding (this includes Hispanic, Black, and Veteran applicants but DOES NOT include women).
 

Grower & Vineyard Management Happy Hour

Want to get to know the Napa Green Team and hear more about the Napa Green Vineyard certification while enjoying some pizza and beer/wine? Join us at The Forge for HAPPY HOUR.

When: Thurs, Nov 18, 2021
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Forge
When: Thurs, Dec 2, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Online OR in person at Cakebread Cellars

Winery Waste Discharge Requirements Workshop

Have you heard about the Water Board’s adoption of the WINERY WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS and wondering what this means for your facility? Join us to hear from the Wine Institute, County Environmental Health, Napa Green’s own engineer Bill Bennett, and key regional vendors on next steps. SEE THE AGENDA.

Napa Green Grower Engagement & Vineyard Enrollment workshop

Connect with Ben Mackie, Napa Green’s Climate & Soil Specialist, to learn about the Napa Green Vineyard certification process and get ENROLLED (one-year transition period).

When: Thurs, Dec 9, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Online OR in person at Chimney Rock Winery

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.

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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