The wineries in the Calistoga AVA are committed to not only crafting highly sought-after wines, but producing them with a minimal impact on the environment. There are two certification programs for wineries to recognize their eco-driven programs and activities as environmental stewards: Napa Green and Fish Friendly Farming.
Napa Green: Created in the mid-2000’s to encourage and expand sustainable, responsible wineries, Napa Green offers a certification for both vineyards and wineries. The Napa Green Certified Land and Winery programs validate their commitment of caring for Nature, Employees and the Community. The third party audit upholds standards from soil-to-bottle for sustainable grape growing and winemaking.
Napa Green Certified Land recognizes growers whose environmental compliance matches established standards in practices such as erosion control, water conservation and watershed stewardship.
Napa Green Certified Wineries implement more than 100 sustainability standards that encompass the entire operation – from production to administration to hospitality. The criteria include reductions to energy, water and waste and lowering the overall carbon footprint.
Fish Friendly Farming Certification: In vineyard lands adjacent to rivers, wineries and growers work with the California Land Stewardship Institute to ensure their land practices are compliant with the state and federal water quality laws. To receive certification, wineries are measured in water/land conservation areas such as reducing the amount of fine sediment entering creeks, lowering stream water temperatures, and minimizing erosion and soil loss.
To learn more about the sustainability efforts please visit the following green-certified wineries*: Amici Cellars, Baldacci Family Vineyards, Barlow Vineyards, Bennett Lane Winery, CAMi Vineyards, Canard Vineyard, Chateau Montelena Winery, Clos Pegase, Davis Estates, Eisele Vineyard, Heritage School Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Larkmead Vineyards, Jones Family Vineyards, Phifer Pavitt Wine, Sterling Vineyard, Tom Eddy Winery and Twomey Cellars.
*These wineries are all members of the Calistoga Winegrowers and the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Calistoga Winegrowers, please visit their website here.