For the hippie in you – go green when you come to the Napa Valley!  In a world where it seems everyone is striving to be green, it’s hard to separate the men from the boys.  Putting a recycling bin in your employee break room is a nice step in the right direction, but there’s something to be said for the wineries that go through the added steps of becoming a Certified Green Winery.   These wineries have not only met regulatory compliance standards, but have gone above and beyond by implementing green practices into their winery operations. 

The Napa County Green Winery Program is a joint effort between the Napa County Department of Environmental Management and the Napa Valley Vintners; both working to preserve the unique place that is Napa Valley.   Since the Napa Green Winery Program’s inception in 2006, Napa County has moved to the forefront in winery certification. 

Currently, Napa County has 18 certified wineries including:

Araujo Estate Wines

Beringer Winery

Boeschen Vineyards

Cakebread Cellars

Chateau Boswell Winery

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyard

Cuvaison Estate Wines

Etude Wines

Hess Collection Winery

Merryvale Winery

Opus One Winery

Peju Winery

Schramsberg Vineyards

Starmont Winery

Sterling Vineyards

Trefethen Vineyards

I support businesses that go through the added expense and staff training to reduce their carbon footprint by frequenting these wineries as much as possible..not that it’s all that hard to get me to drink more wine.  Besides, green looks good on me!