Take a “Green” Winery Tour of Napa Valley

“Sustainable” and “earth friendly” are important topics all around the world these days, and as much so in Wine Country. Did you know that many Napa and Sonoma wineries are now operating as green businesses?

It’s easy to plan a wonderful tasting adventure, building your visits around environmentally responsible wineries. Simply check napagreen.org for earth-authentic wineries – Napa Green is a comprehensive environmental certification program for vineyards and wineries in the Napa Valley.

Many of these top wineries are open by appointment only, but your Napa Wine Tours guide can prepare private, customized adventures for you and/or your group, spanning half day, full day or even multi-day excursions.

Simply put, the Napa Green program represents a soil-to-bottle approach to environmental stewardship and winemaking, integrating holistic management practices at every step of the process. It’s all verified by independent, third party certification of farms and winemaking facilities. That means you can feel extra good about enjoying your wine tasting experiences.

For example, you may crave Cabernet Sauvignon. Your wine guide can arrange VIP visits to green gems like Silver Oak, Spottswoode and Schweiger. You may fancy some sparkling wine, in which case Mumm, Rutherford Hill and ZD are excellent sustainable options. For a deep taste of Napa Valley history, meanwhile, Larkmead, Schramsberg and Jericho Canyon show how modern green practices meld seamlessly with local winery tradition.

There’s more. Your guide can arrange a well rounded trip including dining and lodging at LEED certified resorts like Bardessono and at farm-to-table restaurants like Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch and TORC.

And note that Napa Wine Tours is a member of Green Ride Global™, meaning it has committed to GHG emissions reductions from all areas of the company’s business operations of 20 percent over the next 5 years. Goals include the reversal of global warming by annually saving over metric tons of greenhouse gases. Go, green!

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