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Monitoring vine health helps determine how much water is needed to feed the vines. Drip irrigation is used to feed the vines additional water when needed. Cover crops are used to help retain moisture in the soil. Wise Water Use IN DROUGHT CONDITIONS, CREATIVE WINEMAKERS APPLY SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO THE PRODUCTION OF AWARD-WINNING WINES In […]

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Napa Wineries Are Seeing Green

Napa Green, a nonprofit organization, has launched a next-level Napa Green Vineyard certification, the first sustainable winegrowing certification to focus specifically on climate action, regenerative farming and social equity and justice. Napa Wineries Are Seeing Green Napa Green, a nonprofit organization, has launched a next-level Napa Green Vineyard certification, the first sustainable winegrowing certification to […]

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Call for Applications for the Eighth Annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards 

Call for Applications for the Eighth Annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards  November 9th – SAN FRANCISCO — California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2022 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, with applications now being accepted at greenmedal.org.    Vineyards and wineries that participate in a sustainability program in California are eligible to apply in four award categories, recognizing outstanding achievement in […]

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“Beyond organic” and the philosophy of biodynamic viticulture

Aron Weinkauf and his dog Spottswoode’s winemaker, Aron Weinkauf, and his dog Indigo. Sam Jones, Register Think Local, Plant Local sign at Spottswoode Estate The 46-acre Spottswoode estate is Demeter certified, meaning it practices biodynamic viticulture practices. Sam Jones, Register Spottswoode Estate birdbox in vineyard The Spottswoode vineyard has lots of bird boxes with grateful […]

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Trefethen Family Vineyards Partners with Earthly Labs on Carbon Capture for the Wine Industry

Trefethen Family Vineyards Partners with Earthly Labs on Carbon Capture for the Wine Industry Trefethen Family Vineyards, one of Napa Valley’spioneering family-owned estate wineries, and Earthly Labs today announced a pilot project focused on capturing carbon dioxide emitted from the winery’s fermentations. Trefethen is the first winery to install Earthly Labs® CiCi® carbon capture technology […]

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Raptors Rather Than Rodenticide

A red-tailed hawk perches by a chardonnay vineyard near the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area. (Photo by Andrew A. Lincoln, @alincoln_photo) Humboldt State graduate student Jaime Carlino bands a barn owl nestling. (Photo by Laura Echávez) Humboldt State graduate student Samantha Chavez extracts an adult female barn owl from a nest box. (Photo by Laura Echávez) […]

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Napa businesses join international Sustainable Wine Roundtable as founding members

Napa Green is one of the three founding members with Napa headquarters, and will thus be advocating for local interests at the international level. A Napa Green certified vineyard with cover crop between each row. Napa businesses join international Sustainable Wine Roundtable as founding members Forty companies from across the globe joined forces this year […]

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Cakebread Cellars Joins International Wineries for Climate Action, Furthering Ongoing Sustainability Initiatives

Cakebread Cellars Joins International Wineries for Climate Action, Furthering Ongoing Sustainability Initiatives Since our first vintage in 1973, we have been dedicated to doing what is right for the environment. Our commitment to sustainability encompasses all parts of our organization from the vineyards to the cellar, business operations and people practices, reflecting our company values. […]

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Newton Vineyard Receives Organic Certification for Three Estate Vineyards

Newton Vineyard Receives Organic Certification for Three Estate Vineyards CCOF Grants Certified Status to Properties in Spring Mountain, Mt. Veeder and Carneros St. Helena, Napa Valley, Sept. 16, 2021 — Newton Vineyard is proud to announce that California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) has granted certified organic status to Newton’s three estate vineyards. Newton’s historic Spring Mountain […]

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