NAPA GREEN NEWS

Please join us for our Napa Green Town Hall and happy hour at Trefethen Family Vineyards on Tuesday, November 8 from 4-6 pm. Anyone in the community is welcome – whether you’re a member, you might be considering Napa Green certification, or you just want to learn more about our work. Our whole team will be there to connect over drinks and appetizers. We will provide the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, and then open to guests for any questions not yet covered.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/napa-green-town-hall-tickets-414735885197

For those of you who have been transitioning to the cutting-edge Napa Green Vineyard certification it’s time to move that across the finish line! If you haven’t yet submitted the Questionnaire, you need to schedule your Carbon Farm Plan assessment, or you just need to know next steps, please reach out to Ben Mackie, Vineyard Program Manager, ben@napagreen.org.

It is hard to believe we’re already nearing the end of 2022. We’re here to work with your team to ensure the end of year is as sustainable as possible.

– Anna Brittain, Executive Director

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Join us for Conservation Burning & Alternatives Demo Dec. 9

Do you want to see firsthand how to dramatically reduce air pollution from vine pile and fire fuel thinning burns? On Friday, December 9 Raymond Baltar with the Sonoma Biochar Initiative and the Sonoma Ecology Center will lead a demonstration of the conservation/low-smoke burn technique, as well as a flame-cap kiln. The Clean Burn Company will also demonstrate the AirBurners’ BurnBoss air curtain technology. Lunch will be provided.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-burn-alternatives-demonstration-tickets-459477057247

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Climate-Smart Funding Opportunities

New rounds of grant funding for CDFA programs will be opening this fall. Get your project concepts ready because more funds are being released for SWEEP (water efficiency and GHG reduction) and the Healthy Soils Program (compost, cover crops, etc.). SWEEP grants can help fund the purchase of flow meters, Variable Frequency Drives, and tools like Tule Technologies to more precisely target the timing and amount of irrigation.

The Pollinator Habitat Program is a new grant funding source from the CDFA that is open now and closing 11/23.

Both Ben Mackie, Napa Green Vineyard Program Manager, and partners at the RCD are available to help facilitate CDFA grant funding applications. For more information, please reach out to Ben at ben@napagreen.org.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced more than $100 million in funds for projects to replace polluting equipment with zero-emission mobile ag equipment. This includes commercially available EV tractors and supporting infrastructure. The District’s Charge! Program is also offering incentive funding for installing EV charging stations. 

Matching Funds for Soil Lab Analysis

We are happy to announce that through our USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant we have a significant pool of matching funds available for lab soil analysis. Please review the Napa Green Certified Vineyard soil sampling guidance and requirements. If you would like to request matching funds for soil analysis please contact Sierra Minchaca, Climate & Soil Specialist, at sierra@napagreen.org

Save the Dates for Napa RISE – New Name, Same Leadership Goals

We are excited to announce the new name of our second annual 2023 Climate & Wine Symposium – Napa RISE: Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, Empowerment. Charles Krug Winery is once again generously hosting and sponsoring this event in the beautiful Carriage House. Across April 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20 we will continue critical conversations and workshops to accelerate sustainability and climate action in the wine industry. Please keep an eye out for Early Bird tickets in December.

Napa Green Ambassador Training

Sustainability and sustainable winegrowing are hotter topics than ever. This was reflected by the incredible participation in our October 27 Ambassador Training at Chimney Rock Winery. Thank You to the more than 50 guests who joined us. We look forward to seeing and supporting the creative ways you share your sustainability story.

The Ambassador Training was recorded and is available for you and your team to leverage at any time: https://napagreen.org/napa-green-ambassadors-training/

Enjoy Recent Instagram Reels with our Sponsors

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Amorim Cork America

and the Napa Green Team 

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Keystone Capsules 

and the Teacher’s Resource Center 

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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