Things are changing rapidly – please double check what’s open before your trip. And be sure to follow all local guidelines to keep yourself and others safe! Finally, ads are how we pay our bills and keep our blog free for you to enjoy. Sunrise mist over the vines in Napa Valley, California. The contrast […]Read more "36 Amazing Napa Wineries: a Sommelier’s Guide to the Best Wineries in Napa"
Photo by Eric Wolfinger Healdsburg’s SingleThread Farm is a culinary destination with a three-Michelin-starred restaurant and inn. Photo by Sarah Anne Risk Photography Diversity and sustainability are at the heart of Maryam Ahmed’s consulting company. Creating Change in California’s Food and Wine Scene We talk to Maryam Ahmed about the diversity problem in the food […]Read more "Creating Change in California’s Food and Wine Scene"
New Napa Green Vineyard Certification Sets Leading Industry Standard for Climate Action, Regenerative Farming, and Social Equity (Napa Valley, CA, June 2nd, 2021) — The Napa Green nonprofit is launching 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 […]Read more "New Napa Green Vineyard Certification Sets Leading Industry Standard for Climate Action, Regenerative Farming, and Social Equity"
Sandra Taylor is an expert on sustainability in the food and beverage business. She holds a Wine MBA from the Ecole de Management de Bordeaux–Kedge Business School, along with a B.A. in French and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Among her most recent accomplishments is publication in 2017 of, The Business of […]Read more "Do Sustainably Made Wines Taste Better?"
Cover crops provide many benefits and can have important effects on vineyard balance and vine vigor. The Climate Connection: Napa Green takes on the Climate Challenge Vintner Julie Johnson has been learning about and using regenerative farming practices at Tres Sabores winery and vineyards for more than 30 years. These practices include planting cover crops […]Read more "The Climate Connection: Napa Green takes on the Climate Challenge"
Beth Novak Milliken The birds at Spotswoode vineyards Bouchaine vineyards Bouchaine vineyards Spotswoode vineyards in Napa Valley Winemaker Chris Kajani working Bouchaine vineyards. Wine Ink: Wine and Earth Day Two Napa Wineries Celebrate “Everything we put into the soil goes into the vine. Then it goes into the grape. And then into the wines and […]Read more "Wine Ink: Wine and Earth Day"
Like wine regions the world over, Napa Valley has adopted certification programs to help wine-producers do their bit to roll back environmental degradation and regenerate the land. Napa Valley Goes Green From soil to bottle and everything in between. Napa Valley is green for much of the year, from spring, when the vines produce their new […]Read more "Napa Valley Goes Green"
illustration: DANIELLE GRINBERG Napa Green: How One Sustainability Program Is Working to Save Napa Valley In 1998, California’s Napa Valley was grappling with an unpleasant reality. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Napa River was impaired by so much sediment and pesticides, the salmon and trout were dying. In response, Napa Valley Vintners, […]Read more "Napa Green: How One Sustainability Program Is Working to Save Napa Valley"
George Jacob, president & CEO, Bay Ecotarium NAPA GREEN: Wine Wisdom Environmental engagement has never been stronger in California, especially in the wine county, with more and more wineries embracing sustainable green practices. NAPA Green certification is led by Anna Brittain(above main photo) who has worked locally, nationally, and internationally on environmental management and policy […]Read more "NAPA GREEN: Wine Wisdom"