WineInk: Sustainability standards in the wine industry I was in Four Dogs Wine and Spirits looking for a bottle of a particular California Chardonnay, when I heard a woman behind me ask the wine guy, “Can you help me find some organic wines? I need to make a change.” What a refreshing request. The wine […]Read more "WineInk: Sustainability standards in the wine industry"
JCB LIVE Waste Prevention in the Wine Industry with Napa Green’s Anna Brittain Wine Drinkers = Empty Wine Bottles. Napa Green’s Executive Director Explains How Napa Valley Never Let’s Them go to Waste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ibtzHgGZi0&list=PLx9ivaB2Yi_eekAFuOIsIdjcMl88wbYFM&index=2&t=79s Making the commitment to third party certification takes time and effort, but it is worth it to demonstrate our commitment to […]Read more "JCB LIVE Waste Prevention in the Wine Industry with Napa Green’s Anna Brittain"
Napa Green Receives $456,000 Grant to Grow the New Napa Green Vineyard Certification and Celebrates First Five Certified Members (Napa Valley, CA, April 13, 2022) — Napa Green, the leading non-profit sustainable winegrowing program, has been awarded a three-year, $456,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant* to continue to grow participation and impact in the new, cutting-edge Napa […]Read more "Napa Green Receives $456,000 Grant to Grow the New Napa Green Vineyard Certification and Celebrates First Five Certified Members"
Time Dewey-Mattia, the recycling and public educations manager for Napa Recycling and Waste Services, compares different alternatives to Styrofoam for packaging wine. Photo: Sam Jones, Register While there are multiple alternatives to Styrofoam that can be used to pack and ship wine, each requires different disposal methods. For example, the top material photographed with the […]Read more "Cut the cardboard: Eliminating wine waste with reusable shipping alternatives"
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"