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.

Help Napa County wineries and employees recover from closing their doors during the COVID-19 crisis.

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 

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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