The Big Picture: Understanding Sustainability Beyond Organics

The Big Picture: Understanding Sustainability Beyond Organics

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What does it mean to be a sustainable winery? How does sustainability certification both complement and go beyond farming ethics like organic? While traditional organic certification focuses on eliminating the use of synthetic inputs, we'll discuss the broader goals and standards of genuine sustainability. Building on Napa Valley's history of environmental leadership, three Napa Valley wineries will share their stories of integrating sustainability into their entire winery operations to maximize grape and wine quality, improve resource efficiency and prevent waste, lower their carbon footprint and increase their positive social impacts.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the concepts of why sustainable certification goes beyond organics
  • Grasp the three main areas of focus for sustainability in winery and vineyard operations
  • Learn about Napa Valley's history of environmental leadership and how it has shaped the valley for the future
  • Learn how Napa Valley wineries integrate sustainabilty into their business operations

Moderator: 

Maryam Ahmed, Owner of Maryam + Company

Maryam Ahmed,
Owner of Maryam + Company

Vintners: 

Hailey Trefethen, Trefethen Family Vineyards

Hailey Trefethen,
Trefethen Family Vineyards

Meghan Zobeck, Burgess Cellars

Meghan Zobeck,
Burgess Cellars

Adrienne Uboldi, Markham Vineyards

Adrienne Uboldi,
Markham Vineyards

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