Your whole facility is third-party certified, from the cellar to offices to tasting room and outdoor landscaping. Knowledgeable Napa Green staff are available to help with every step of the certification process.
INTEGRATED RESOURCE AUDIT: A core step in the process of becoming a Napa Green Winery is the “Integrated Resource Audit” – a one-stop energy, water and waste assessment with an expert engineer. This is part of what makes the Napa Green Winery certification so unique and valuable. These audits baseline resource metrics so wineries can track changes and improvements over time. In addition, the Audit identifies opportunities to improve energy and water efficiency (saving $ and staff time) and increase recycling & composting.
Napa Green wineries receive a full Resource Audit at the start of certification and again every six years, with an Abbreviated Resource Audit every alternating three years as part of re-certification.
Audit Costs: The wineries that have implemented key Audit recommendations have had this investment repaid several times over. Please note, NVV provides a 20% audit cost match for their members.
WINERY CERTIFICATION FEES COMING APRIL 2021: Over the past five years Napa Green has identified more than $1.8 million in energy savings opportunities for winery members, helping them save more than $900,000 on electricity costs alone. Napa Green wineries have saved more than 12,600,000 gallons of water and 4,100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity.
Since Napa Green has become an independent non-profit we are implementing certification fees comparable to other sustainable winegrowing programs. These fees will cover a portion of the staff time that goes into facilitating certification, annual desk audits, re-certification and interim assistance. Existing members will receive a 10% discount on the first year’s fees.