Climate Action &

Regenerative Farming

Climate Action & Regenerative Farming

June 23, 2022 | Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House

8:00 AM

Registration (If attending offsite workshop you will register there)

8:30 AM

Practical Workshop - Onsite OR Offsite*

9:30 AM

Visit Sustainable Services & Tools tables

10:00 AM

Welcome Remarks from THRIVES Co-Founders

10:05 AM

Marquee Speaker Fireworks

11:05 AM

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SERVICES & TOOLS TABLES / Networking

11:15 AM

Expert Panel

12:30 PM

VISIT SUSTAINABLE SERVICES & TOOLS TABLES, Lunch & Wine

1:15 pm

PORTO PROTOCOL: BUILDING A KNOWLEDGE SHARING COMMUNITY FOR CLIMATE ACTION

2:30 pm

NAVIGATING THE EVOLVING FINANCE LANDSCAPE

EVENT SPONSOR

Porto Protocol

EVENT SPONSOR

IWCA

*Please note each event day begins with two workshop options – one onsite OR one offsite. Only 40 event guests will be able to attend the offsite workshop. If you would like to attend the offsite mentorship workshop please register on Eventbrite when ordering tickets. No additional cost.

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8:30 am - 9:30 am
TWO WORKSHOP OPTIONS

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


offsite workshop
Mentorship in Action:
Regenerative Carbon Farming & Building Soil Health

Mentor: Jim Duane, Winemaker at Seavey Vineyard
Mentees: Margarita Postoronca, Viticulturist and Grower Relations, Domaine Chandon and Allison Cellini Wilson, Director of Vineyard Operations, Cliff Lede Vineyards
Location: Seavey Vineyard


onsite workshop
GHG Inventories & How to Tackle Scope 3
Workshop 1
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Practical Workshop I

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


offsite workshop
Mentorship in Action:
Regenerative Carbon Farming & Building Soil Health

Mentor: Jim Duane, Winemaker at Seavey Vineyard
Mentees: Margarita Postoronca, Viticulturist and Grower Relations, Domaine Chandon and Allison Cellini Wilson, Director of Vineyard Operations, Cliff Lede Vineyards
Location: Seavey Vineyard


Regeneration is becoming something of a buzzword. Does it really mean anything? In fact, it does – building soil health, water and nutrient retention, biodiversity, and overall vineyard resilience, while also storing, or sequestering, more carbon in the soil. Through regenerative carbon farming growers can play a proactive role in climate change mitigation. Jim Duane and Seavey Vineyard have been implementing a number of carbon farming practices for several years, including application of compost and biochar, and using conservation tillage. During this workshop, join Jim as he begins working with Domaine Chandon to expand their regenerative practices, and shares their lessons learned.

Workshop 2
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Practical Workshop II

(Max 40 Participants Per Workshop)


onsite workshop
GHG Inventories & How to Tackle Scope 3

Location: Onsite at Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House


The most challenging aspect of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is collecting the “Scope 3” data – this includes purchasing, distribution, employee commute, and business travel. This can also be the most impactful part of the inventory because it typically accounts for the majority of vineyard and winery emissions. Martin Reyes MW and Molly Sheppard have led year-over-year inventories at Spottswoode Winery and will share the data collection process, and, perhaps more importantly, how they ultimately put the inventory results in context to help guide change. Kayalin Akens-Irby from Planet FWD will speak about how they assist brands in completing emissions inventories and achieving Carbon Neutral status, and Fintan Du Fresne, General Manager & Winemaker, Chamisal Vineyards, will speak about leading the inventory process for Crimson Wine Group.

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10:05 am - 11:05 am
Marquee Speaker Fireworks

Kimberly Nicholas, Jonathan Foley & Birgit Cameron

You don't want to miss this! Three leaders doing the work on climate action speaking together about how we achieve the main goal of Napa THRIVES: Accelerating Sustainability and Climate Action in the wine industry and the world. Moderated by Dr. Drew Isaacs, climate scientist.


From Kimberly Nicholas from Lund University to Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown to Birgit Cameron at Patagonia Provisions, they will discuss current and future impacts of climate change, how to build the scale and pace of emissions drawdown, and the role of carbon farming and nature-based solutions.

Kimberly Nicholas
10:05 am - 11:05 am
Marquee Moderator

Andrew M. Isaacs, PhD

Andrew Isaacs joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1999. In 2000 he was appointed Executive Director of UC Berkeley’s Management of Technology Program, the joint program of the Haas School of Business and College of Engineering. He co-founded UC Berkeley’s Center for Energy and Environmental Innovation in 2005, and since 2006 has served as Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Executive Education.


Isaacs teaches five MBA and Executive-level courses at UC Berkeley, and has instructed over 2,000 students.


In addition to his work at UC Berkeley, Isaacs has taught Executive-level courses for more than 75 corporations, government agencies and other groups in the US, Europe and Asia. His courses focus on leadership, marketing, and technology strategy.

Kimberly Nicholas
10:05 am - 11:05 am
Marquee Speaker

Kimberly Nicholas

Prof. Kimberly Nicholas is a sustainability scientist at Lund University in Sweden. She has published over 55 articles on climate and sustainability in leading peer-reviewed journals; writes for publications such as Elle, The Guardian, Scientific American, and New Scientist; and is the author of UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World, and the monthly climate newsletter We Can Fix It. She gives lectures and moderates at about 75 international meetings and organizations each year across public policy, civil society, arts and culture, the wine industry, foundations, and academia. Her work has been featured by outlets including the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Vox, and USA Today. Born and raised on her family’s vineyard in Sonoma, California, she studied the effect of climate change on the California wine industry for her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University.

Jonathan Foley
10:05 am - 11:05 am
Marquee Speaker

Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned environmental scientist, sustainability expert, author, and public speaker. His work is focused on understanding our changing planet, and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems, and natural resources we all depend on.


Jon’s groundbreaking research and insights have led him to become a trusted advisor to governments, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and business leaders around the world. He and his colleagues have made major contributions to our understanding of global ecosystems, food security and the environment, climate change, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles, including many highly cited works in Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named him a Highly Cited Researcher in ecology and environmental science, placing him among the top 1 percent most cited global scientists.

Birgit Cameron
10:05 am - 11:05 am
Marquee Speaker

Birgit Cameron

Birgit Cameron is the Head of, CA-based Patagonia Provisions, a division of Patagonia Works, founded in 2012 by Patagonia founder/owner Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia former CEO Rose Marcario. Patagonia Provisions was created as a way to broaden Patagonia’s environmental mission by partnering with forward-thinking farmers, ranchers and fisherman and offers a variety of regeneratively sourced organic food.


Under Birgit’s direction, Patagonia Provisions has introduced a varied line of mission-based food products intended to address critical environmental issues while establishing a model to help restore the food chain. Patagonia Provisions has doubled its sales each year, as Birgit has rapidly expanded distribution into national grocery stores and outdoor lifestyle chains. In addition, she has introduced Patagonia Provisions to international markets in Europe and Asia. Birgit has been a fervent advocate, financial supporter, and partner to a variety of like-minded organizations who follow a similar mission as Patagonia's: "We're in business to save our home planet."

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11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Panel

PROACTIVE CLIMATE ACTION LEADERSHIP & THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

In 2021, Napa Green became the first sustainable winegrowing certification to redevelop their Vineyard standards to focus on climate action, regenerative agriculture, and social equity, diversity, and inclusion, with the aim to help growers become carbon neutral within six years, and climate positive within nine years. Through the Porto Protocol, members worldwide commit to climate action and share solutions to collaboratively tackle climate change. And members of International Wineries for Climate Action baseline and track their GHG emissions and create roadmaps to achieve Net Zero emissions, including onsite renewable energy. In March 2022, the SEC proposed rules that will in short order require all publicly-trade businesses to disclose annual emissions and climate-related risks to investors, and soon thereafter any business seeking financial investment will need to show sustainability metrics and climate action. This panel will explore how these organizations can individually and collectively accelerate wine industry climate action leadership, and help their members proactively prepare for a new market reality.

Peter Marks
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
PANEL MODERATOR

Peter Marks, MW

Peter Marks, Master of Wine, is an internationally respected wine industry consultant and educator based in the Napa Valley. Marks is one of only 52 Masters of Wine residing in the United States and one of 390 in the world. The prestigious Master of Wine (MW) title is bestowed by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) in London. Marks received his MW designation in 1995 when he became the 10th American to pass. That year he also became the first American to receive the Madame Bollinger Foundation Award, which is bestowed annually to the MW candidate with the highest blind tasting score.


Anna Brittain
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Anna Brittain

Anna Brittain is the Executive Director of Napa Green. Anna has worked locally, nationally and internationally on environmental management and policy with organizations ranging from the environmental economics think tank Resources for the Future in Washington, DC to the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has spent a decade facilitating and growing sustainability in the wine industry, with an expertise in communications and certification standards. Anna has served as a lead sustainability consultant with Ontario Craft Wineries, Sustainable Winegrowing British Columbia, Crimson Wine Group, the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, and individual wineries including Benziger Family Winery and Seghesio Family Vineyards. She has helped lead the growth of the Napa Green program for over six years, and stepped into the position of Executive Director of the now independent non-profit in fall 2019. Anna has a Master’s of Environmental Science & Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Williams College.


Julien Gervreau
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Julien Gervreau

Julien Gervreau is the Director of Sustainability Implementation & Climate Action Planning at Sensiba San Filippo and Founding Board Member of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA). He is a sustainable strategy, innovation, and operations professional with 15+ years of experience working with executive leadership to develop and implement successful environmental stewardship and social impact strategies. Values and data-driven professional adept at integrating systems thinking, financial analysis and related frameworks that make the business case for long-term investment in climate mitigation and resilience.

He has been featured as a speaker at corporate sustainability events including Net Impact, Sustainable Brands, SXSW Eco, Environmental Leader, Solar Power International, Global Climate Action Summit, Berkshire Hathaway Sustainability Summit, Sustainable Agriculture Summit, etc.


Marta Mendonca
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Marta Mendonca

Marta Mendonca is the Manager at Porto Protocol. Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Marta holds a degree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.


Elisa Turner
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Elisa Turner

Elisa Turner is the Managing Partner at Impakt IQ. Elisa is a recognized thought leader on ESG and sustainable business models. She advises business leaders on evolving their businesses to become profitable impact organizations – helping them understand and harness the holistic interconnections between risk, reward and impact.


She has been recognized “As A TOP 50 Leader” by the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, listed by Gartner as a top 5 "Cool Vendors" in Sustainable Business Solutions and was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Business Leader’s Summit on Sustainable Business Solutions. She has collaborated with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Global Reporting Initiative, CDP and served as a speaker on sustainable business models for industry conferences.


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1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Expert Panel

PORTO PROTOCOL: BUILDING A KNOWLEDGE SHARING COMMUNITY FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Porto Protocol is a key outcome of the Climate Change Leadership conferences. Through collaborative sharing and action, it grew into an international movement catalyzing climate action in the wine world. Learn more about why this is imperative from expert panelists, Robin Lail, Founder and Owner of Lail Vineyards, Porto Protocol's Manager, Marta Mendonça, and Project Manager, Cristina Crava.

Robin Lail
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Expert Panelist

Robin Lail

Robin Lail grew up among the vineyards of Inglenook, founded in 1879 by her great-granduncle, Gustave Niebaum, who pioneered fine winemaking in the Napa Valley. Inglenook was passed down to Robin’s grandfather and then to her father, John Daniel Jr., a true innovator (he was the first to put ‘Napa Valley’ on his labels, and pioneered varietal labeling) and wine industry leader who produced legendary wines. While Robin was not curried to work in the wine business in her youth, she was surrounded by it, and touched by her dad’s passion and focus on tradition and excellence.


In the mid-nineties, Robin sold out of her partnerships with a vision of bringing her family’s exciting legacy into the 21st Century. Her dream of creating her own extraordinary wines set flight in 1995 when she and her two daughters, Erin and Shannon, set out on their own by launching Lail Vineyards. Today, the venture carries forth the stories and patina of over 135 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley. The family continues its passionate quest to produce legendary wines from the blend of its ingredients – the land, the seasons, the team, and the spirit of the generations who led the way.


Marta Mendonca
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Expert Panelist

Marta Mendonca

Marta Mendonca is the Manager at Porto Protocol. Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Marta holds a degree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.


CRISTINA CRAVA
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Expert Panelist

CRISTINA CRAVA

Cristina is the Project Manager at Porto Protocol. She is an Environmental Engineer, a Safety and Health at Work Advanced Technician and holds a Post-Graduation in Management. She has built most of her career in an academic setting, at Católica University, in Porto, first as a teacher and as the scientific coordinator for the Environmental Quality Specialized Course and later on, as Advanced Training Manager. Cristina always worked in environmental consultancy across various industries, alongside her educational path, and still finds the time to manage, along with her family, their Vinho Verde project.


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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Panel

Navigating the Evolving Finance Landscape

Dive deeper into the implications of the changing financial landscape and evolving requirements for Environmental Social Governance metrics and reporting. Join Jeff Kuhlman with First Republic, Elisa Turner with Impakt IQ and Julien Gervreau with Sensiba San Filippo as they share how the new finance and investor requirements that are on the horizon may drive change in the wine industry, and how to get ahead of the curve, including the benefit of certifications like Napa Green.

Elisa Turner
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Panel moderator

Kelli White

Kelli A. White is the Director of Education for the Pacific Union Company in Napa Valley. Prior to that, her work as a sommelier, first at New York City’s Veritas and then at PRESS in St. Helena, has been covered by many of the wine industry’s top publications, including Food & Wine, Vinous, The Wine Advocate, The Wine Spectator, the San Francisco Chronicle, World of Fine Wine, and Forbes; in 2013 she was named one of Food & Wine’s top ten sommeliers in the country. Her writing has appeared in World of Fine Wine, GuildSomm, Robb Report, Sommelier Journal, Le Pan, and Vinous. At Vinous, Kelli was a key member of the maps team, and worked with famed Italian cartographer Alessandro Masnaghetti to map many of the appellations of Napa Valley. In 2011, she co-founded a small wine brand called Houndstooth and she also made a brief appearance in 2015's documentary Somm II: Into the Bottle. Her book, Napa Valley, Then & Now, was released in November of 2015 and has received enormous critical acclaim, winning both the IACP award for Best New Wine, Beer, or Spirits Book and a Graphis design award. In October of 2016, 



Elisa Turner
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Elisa Turner

Elisa Turner is the Managing Partner at Impakt IQ. Elisa is a recognized thought leader on ESG and sustainable business models. She advises business leaders on evolving their businesses to become profitable impact organizations – helping them understand and harness the holistic interconnections between risk, reward and impact.


She has been recognized “As A TOP 50 Leader” by the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, listed by Gartner as a top 5 "Cool Vendors" in Sustainable Business Solutions and was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Business Leader’s Summit on Sustainable Business Solutions. She has collaborated with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Global Reporting Initiative, CDP and served as a speaker on sustainable business models for industry conferences.


Julien Gervreau
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Julien Gervreau

Julien Gervreau is the Director of Sustainability Implementation & Climate Action Planning at Sensiba San Filippo and Founding Board Member of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA). He is a sustainable strategy, innovation, and operations professional with 15+ years of experience working with executive leadership to develop and implement successful environmental stewardship and social impact strategies. Values and data-driven professional adept at integrating systems thinking, financial analysis and related frameworks that make the business case for long-term investment in climate mitigation and resilience.

He has been featured as a speaker at corporate sustainability events including Net Impact, Sustainable Brands, SXSW Eco, Environmental Leader, Solar Power International, Global Climate Action Summit, Berkshire Hathaway Sustainability Summit, Sustainable Agriculture Summit, etc.


Jeff Kuhlman
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Expert Panelist

Jeff Kuhlman

Jeff Kuhlman leads the investment portfolio consulting group at First Republic Investment Management. He is a Senior Vice President focused on driving accessibility of goals-based and values-aligned investment solutions.


In this role, he provides research, oversight, and strategic guidance for the firm’s sustainable and responsible investing platform and digital advisory solution. He works with nonprofit foundations and endowments, helping them integrate environmental, social, and governance goals into their investment policy statement and portfolio.


Active in his local community, Jeff serves on the Board of Governors for the CFA Society of Los Angeles and chairs the society’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Advisory Council. He is an advocate for financial literacy and regularly volunteers as an instructor for Operation Hope and Americorps.


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Porto Protocol
Event SPONSOR
Porto protocol

The Porto Protocol Foundation is an international non-profit institution, founded by Taylor’s Fladgate Port, with hundreds of other members committed to make a greater contribution to mitigate climate change.


Born in the wine industry and spread across the whole value chain, they strive to be a catalyst of climate action. Their belief is that, if we share our successes and experiences, our response to climate change will be more effective.


Porto Protocol has been awarded with the prize for best Green Initiative by the The Drinks Magazine Green Awards 2020

IWCA
Event SPONSOR
International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)

International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) is a collaborative working group of environmentally committed wineries taking a science-based approach to reducing carbon emissions across the wine industry.


Our goal is to share best practices that mitigate climate change impacts in vineyard and winery operations so that we can act collectively to decarbonize the global wine industry—applying direct solutions that avoid purchasing carbon offset credits.

APCOR
Table SPONSOR
APCOR

APCOR is the employers’ association of the cork sector that represents, promotes, divulges and carries out research in the Portuguese cork industry. Cork stoppers are a natural, recyclable and reusable product. Cork is an indelible factor of social and economic development for the countries of the Western Mediterranean. It combines a centuries-old tradition with the most modern practices of an industry of the future, and one that leads the way in sustainability. The extraction of cork is the most well-paid agricultural work in the world, due to the expertise and care that it requires. Cork helps to ensure the sustainability of the montados, contributing to a balanced relationship with nature and the maintenance of the ecosystems that are linked to it. The montados play an essential role in water regulation, and in protecting the soil and carbon sequestration. The cork industry therefore provides a guarantee of a more promising future due to the environmental, economic and social sustainability that it advocates.

Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace
Table SPONSOR
Nori Carbon Removal Marketplace

Nori believes to avoid climate catastrophe, we need to radically reduce our carbon emissions and remove the excess from our atmosphere. The problem is, our current economic system makes it easier and more profitable to emit carbon than to avoid doing so. Maintaining this status quo doesn’t just guarantee climate change, it also prevents businesses doing what they’re best at to be part of the solution. It shouldn’t be this way.


Instead, we need a platform that makes it easy to fund carbon removal. A platform that allows businesses to help repair our planet by removing any carbon emissions they can’t yet avoid creating. An open platform that everyone can invest in with confidence, no matter how big or small their contribution. A platform that allows individuals, businesses, and nature to thrive, while creating a legacy we can be proud of.

2B FermControl
Table SPONSOR
2B FermControl

2B is completely independent from other manufacturers or corporate groups and exclusively offers products from their own research and development. For their products they use EC organic-certified raw materials without any compromises in functionality or safety in the application. These features make 2B products completely different from conventional products for wine making.

Govino
Table SPONSOR
govino

Often Imitated.
NEVER duplicated.ut!


From day one, govino has been committed to reducing the waste caused by single-use plastics through reuse.


Everytime you reuse your govino glass, you are helping to eliminate one more plastic cup from entering our precious oceans and ecosystems. We think that’s something to feel good about!

Pacific Biochar
Table SPONSOR
Pacific Biochar

Pacific Biochar is on a Mission to Put Carbon Safely Back in the Ground and Leave a Legacy of Fertile Soil


They modify biomass power plants for biochar production, thus leveraging existing infrastructure, trained staff, and hard earned utility and procurement contracts. This lets them get to significant production volume fast and with low cap ex. They’re initially focused on utilization of forest biomass from high fire hazard areas in California, thus helping mitigate catastrophic wildfire in our feedstock sourcing. The high quality biochar they make is then distributed primarily in ag, and commonly in collaboration with compost yards. This gets them efficiency in shared equipment, trucking, and additional co-benefits; when biochar is used in composting it not only makes a great combined product but ends up dropping GHG emissions from compost significantly. After years in the field, they’ve gained fruitful relations with some of California’s largest ag companies.

Solectrac Electric Tractors
Table SPONSOR
Solectrac Electric Tractors

Why Electric Tractors?


Solectrac Electric Tractors offer many advantages compared to traditional diesel tractors.


- Fuel Cost Savings: Electricity is a fraction of the cost of diesel fuel.

- No Emissions: Our electric tractors do not produce exhaust; this is a great health benefit for farmworkers, livestock, and the environment and makes working in enclosed spaces possible.

- Noise Reduction: Electric tractors are significantly quieter than diesel tractors of similar size and power, reducing hearing damage, as well as increasing the ability to communicate.

- Less Maintenance: Electric motors only have one moving part, compared to a diesel engine that has hundreds. There is no engine oil to replace, oil filters to change, or engine tune-ups to schedule.


- Renewably Charged: With a solar array, our tractors can be recharged from the sun, or from another renewable energy source, offering owners energy independence from the price volatility of fossil fuels.

the clean burn company
Table SPONSOR
the clean burn company

Full service Wildfire Fuel Reduction and Forest Debris Management.


With their mobile burn process, The Clean Burn Company is able to perform most burning services where the piles are; eliminating the need to dismantle and manage each part of the tree separately. They manage all parts of a tree in one process.


No hauling, no chippers, no piles of flammable material left behind.

Napa Green
Community Sponsor
Napa Green

Napa Green serves as a catalyst and facilitator to grow certified sustainable, responsible businesses committed to the environmental stewardship and climate action in Napa County. Our members stand as leaders exemplifying that sustainability and caring for nature and community elevates quality and experience for employees, customers and community, now and in the future.


From soil to bottle - A comprehensive sustainability certification program for Napa Valley Wineries & Vineyards.

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