Napa Green Becomes First Sustainable Winegrowing Certification to Require Phaseout of Roundup, Providing Toolkit and Financial Incentives NAPA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Napa Green, a leading wine industry nonprofit, provides roadmaps, boots-on-the-ground consulting and certification services for regenerative viticulture, and sustainable, climate-smart winemaking. In keeping with a foundational principle, “Sustainability is a path, not a […]Read more "Napa Green Becomes First Sustainable Winegrowing Certification to Require Phaseout of Roundup, Providing Toolkit and Financial Incentives"
Why Aren’t More Wineries Using Climate-Friendly Bottles? Earlier this year at a dinner with many witnesses, I pledged to do something more to help fight climate change. I blame the Napa RISE organizers and the dinner hosts, JeanCharles Boisset and Gina Gallo, for this moment of clarity. What I did afterward was start a personal research project. It’s […]Read more "Why Aren’t More Wineries Using Climate-Friendly Bottles?"
Future 40 Tastemakers 2023 If there is one theme that unites this year’s Future 40 honorees across their many categories, it is advocacy—in every sense of the word. Advocacy for including people of all backgrounds in an industry that is struggling to find its footing in appealing beyond a traditional base as well as advocacy […]Read more "Wine Enthusiast Companies Announces the 2023 Future 40 Honorees"
Download the PDF Spotlight on Sustainability: In this Together Recapping the RISE Climate & Wine Symposium On the opening day of sustainable winegrowing organization Napa Green’s RISE Climate & Wine Symposium in St. Helena, California, in April, keynote speaker Jancis Robinson talked about her visit to a glass factory and bemoaned heavyweight bottles. Across the […]Read more "In this Together – Recapping the RISE climate & wine symposium"
The Economics of Sustainability w/ Anna Brittain, Napa Green Hello Wine World; we’re back! We kick off The Four Top’s sustainability season with Anna Brittain, executive director of Napa Green and Napa RISE. Anna lays out “the six pillars of sustainability,” sharing anecdotes—we call them “Anna-dotes”—to illustrate each one. Prepare to be surprised by Ep. […]Read more "The Four Top Podcast: “Anna-Dotes,” aka The Six Pillars of Sustainability"
Napa RISE keynote speaker Maryam Ahmed. Credit: Kiki Romanik Napa RISE offers the wine industry a roadmap towards greater diversity Napa Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, Empowerment (RISE), is a six-event symposium organised around the six pillars of sustainable wine growing leadership held each spring in the Napa Valley. This spring one session in particular looked at […]Read more "Napa RISE offers the wine industry a roadmap towards greater diversity"
Chris Ott at Napa Rise Groundwater Recharge: Vintners Support Alexander Valley-MAR Government Funding and Private Support for Resilience Is Growing From Wood Chips and Mushroom Extracts to Vintner Coalitions: Government Funded Ecosystem Restoration Projects Enhance Vineyard Resilience Chris Ott, former Environment Director of the Dry Creek Rancheria, recently told an audience of wine industry professionals […]Read more "From Wood Chips and Mushroom Extracts to Vintner Coalitions: Government Funded Ecosystem Restoration Projects Enhance Vineyard Resilience"
RISE Climate & Wine Symposium Activates 750 Guests and Raises $75,000 for Industry Climate Action Implementation NAPA, Calif., April 27, 2023 – The RISE Climate & Wine Symposium was an immense success, with over 750 guests across the six events, including more than 60 leading speakers and 40 “Sustainable Services & Solutions” sponsors and partners. This […]Read more "RISE Climate & Wine Symposium Activates 750 Guests and Raises $75,000 for Industry Climate Action Implementation"
Photo Pam Strayer “Plant Based and Climate Friendly”: SF Chronicle’s Esther Mobley Tells Wineries to Woo Younger Consumers with Green Messaging Esther Mobley, senior wine critic at the San Francisco Chronicle, told a St. Helena audience Thursday that the wine industry should message wine’s climate friendly benefits in order to reach Gen Z and Millennial […]Read more "“Plant Based and Climate Friendly”: SF Chronicle’s Esther Mobley Tells Wineries to Woo Younger Consumers with Green Messaging"
Jay Famiglietti tells Napa RISE that California is, so far, failing to address critical water infrastructure projects and that its efforts amount to too little, too late. By Pam Strayer Groundwater losses combining the USGS’s Central Valley Hydrologic Model (CVHM) and the GRACE/FO estimates since 1962. The black line represents the overall groundwater depletion from […]Read more "Running Dry: Groundwater Depletion Expert Says California Water Crisis Urgently Needs State Action"