Visit the Wineries

The Napa Valley is one of the world’s most distinctive wine regions, federally designated as its own American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1981. Within the region there are 16 sub-appellations. Each has its own distinct soils, terrain, microclimates and other nuances that characterize the wines produced from that region.

In order to protect the agricultural nature of Napa Valley and to promote sustainable wine tourism, Napa County requires many wineries to be by appointment only. Please call ahead to schedule a time for your visit.

NAPA GREEN ITINERARIES​

EXPLORE NAPA VALLEY

We’ve provided 14 sample wine tasting itineraries moving from south (Napa/Carneros) to north (Calistoga), spotlighting more than 40 of our nearly 100 Napa Green Certified Wineries.

You can swirl, sip and savor wines, take in the views, stand among the grapevines and know you are supporting businesses that are doing well by doing good.

FROM SOIL TO BOTTLE

A COMPREHENSIVE SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR NAPA VALLEY WINERIES AND VINEYARDS

As you visit and taste your way through the Napa Valley, enjoy knowing you have chosen one of the most sustainable wine destinations in the world.
Many of the Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries pride themselves not only on making exceptional wines, but on being sustainability leaders. From soil to bottle, Napa Green Certified vintners make a long series of thoughtful decisions that steward the land and conserve resources – all while producing the celebrated wines that have made the Napa Valley a renowned name worldwide.

Stewardship from Soil to Bottle

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All Napa County vineyards and wineries are situated within the Napa River watershed, teaming with life, including threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead trout, which need clear, cool waters to spawn.

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The leaders and stewards have worked with regional certification programs to evaluate their whole property, not just the vineyard, and develop a custom Farm Plan focused on preventing erosion and keeping soils where we want them – in the vineyards.

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Vineyard managers also evaluate any pesticides used in the vineyard (generally minimal) and work to ensure they are using low- or no-risk inputs. And they do a comprehensive assessment of irrigation and frost protection practices to identify any opportunities to improve water efficiency and system performance.

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In the winery a “Green Team” works to integrate sustainability throughout the whole facility – from the crush pad where grapes arrive from the vineyard, into the tank and barrel cellars and caves where wines ferment and age, to the staff offices and the tasting room where guests have the chance to swirl, sip and savor the finished wines.

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Winery sustainability is as much or more about awareness and monitoring of activities like water used for tank and barrel cleaning, as it is about installing the most efficient lighting and other resource saving technologies.
A glass of Napa Green wine is a reflection of the people, energy, climate and ecology of the Napa Valley. From the cover crops that keep the fertile soils under the vines to the winery “Green Teams” that drive energy and water savings and prevent waste, each glass of Napa Green wine represents the intention and commitment to making exceptionally high quality wines using rigorous land stewardship and sustainable winemaking standards.

See a complete list of the NAPA GREEN CERTIFIED PARTICIPANTS 

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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