The Opus One Green Team, from left, back, Nathalie Jure Buckland, Daniela Krueger-Franco, Michael Silacci, Chris Lynch, Allie Russell, Mike Morrison, Angela Muscarella, Morgan Tageson, Jose Hernandez, Marina Acuna, Juana Odilia Casas, Inocencio Casas and Susan Mitchell. Photo by Briana Forgie Eloy Paniagua adds brush to the AirBurner BurnBoss. Submitted Photo The Climate Connection: One […]Read more "The Climate Connection: One winery’s ‘Greenprint’"
Jake Terrell of Sequoia Grove Sequoia Grove is one of the first Napa Valley vineyards to adopt the new Napa Green Vineyard certification, with Jake Terrell at the helm of the operation. photo: Sam Jones, Register Jake Terrell digs up cover crop at Sequoia Grove Jake Terrell, director of vineyards for Sequoia Grove, digs up […]Read more "Napa Green redevelops vineyard certification, hopes to set new sustainable standards"
Frank Family’s General Manager and Winemaker Todd Graff celebrates at Frank Family Vineyards Frank Family Vineyards Named “Best Tasting Room” and “Best Local Winemaker” in Napa Valley (February 22, 2022; Calistoga, Calif.)—Rich and Leslie Frank, founders of Frank Family Vineyards, are proud to announce that Napa Valley Life Magazine has named Frank Family Vineyards the […]Read more "Frank Family Vineyards Named “Best Tasting Room” and “Best Local Winemaker” in Napa Valley"
Top Left Photo By Jimmy Hayes, JBH Photo; Top Right Photo By Briana Marie Photography; Bottom Photo By Anna Brittain. PHOTO: BRIANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY If Not Here, Then Where? RAISING THE BAR BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY TO REGENERATION IN THE VINEYARDS OF CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY For years, “sustainability” has been the aspirational buzz word thrown around various […]Read more "If Not Here, Then Where?"
Fred Seavey turning compost pile Fred Seavey turning compost pile Fred Seavey of Seavey Vineyard turns one of his compost piles by hand with a shovel. photo: Sam Jones, Register Seavey Vineyard compost – grapes Seavey Vineyard uses manure, grape skins, oak leaves, biochar and more in its compost. photo: Sam Jones, Register Fred Seavey […]Read more "Biochar gives Napa Valley farmers way to dispose of woody waste, boost soil health"
Castello Di Amorosa Installs a Solar Microgrid Calistoga, Napa Valley, January 2022 – Castello di Amorosa, Dario Sattui’s authentically-built 13th century castle and winery, has just invested $1.4 million in a 450-kilowatt solar and battery microgrid. The massive 1,232 panel solar system was completed in January of 2022 and is situated on a slope that was significantly […]Read more "Castello Di Amorosa Installs a Solar Microgrid"
JCB LIVE Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership with Napa Green! In this six-part series, we speak with Napa Green’s Executive Director, Anna Brittain, to better understand the Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership. This month, we start with pillar No 1 – Energy Savings & Efficiency. Learn more at https://napagreen.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVXWNJqYjHQ&list=PLx9ivaB2Yi_eekAFuOIsIdjcMl88wbYFM&index=4 Making the commitment […]Read more "JCB LIVE Six Pillars of Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership with Napa Green!"
Is My Wine Sustainable? Here’s How To Tell. Many people assume that wineries are sustainable by the mere virtue of being an agricultural business. This is not the case. While winemaking is a low-emitting sector, the wine production process can require large amounts of water and electricity. Over six gallons of water are typically needed […]Read more "Is My Wine Sustainable? Here’s How To Tell."
Photo courtesy of Cade Winery Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores Photo courtesy of Opus One Photo courtesy of Spottswoode Estate Winery Photo courtesy of Carneros Resort and Spa The Ethical Cellar Goes To Napa Deborah Grayson and Jonathan Russo went to Napa to learn how some of the world’s most remarkable organic wineries are finding creative […]Read more "The Ethical Cellar Goes To Napa"