“Sonoma Sustainable” and now “Napa Green” are cashing in on the phony greenwashing to consumers. Toxic chemicals are still being used by both organizations so we need to support the true organic and biodynamic growers.
Napa Organic Winegrowing Conference: July 26 at Spottswoode
Napa’s 2018 Organic Winegrowing Conference will be held Thursday July 26, beginning with a morning program at Spottswoode in St. Helena.
The conference is sponsored by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (with funding from sponsors and the USDA) and is the only organic winegrowing conference in the U.S.
This year, the morning presentation features Grant Lundberg, CEO of Lundberg Family Farms, longtime rice growers in California. They offer conventionally farmed, non GMO products along with 22 organic products and 1 Biodynamic product.
Following the keynote address, vineyard talks and tours are scheduled from 9:30 to 2:45 and include three options, each at a different location. All three estates are organic.
• Cade Estate (Howell Mountain) – Marketing Organic and Hillside Farming with John Conover, Partner/General Manager of Plumpjack Winery and Andrew Opatz, Associate Vineyard Manager, David Pirio Vineyard management
• Frog’s Leap Winery (Rutherford) – Composting 101 with Rory Williams, Assistant Winemaker and Assistant Vineyard Manager, Frog’s Leap Winery
• Wheeler Farms – Developing an Organic Site with Bart and Daphne Araujo, of Wheeler Farms and Accendo Cellars, Steve Matthiasson, Partner Premiere Viticulture & Matthiasson Wines, and Miguel Luna, Partner, Silverado Farming Company
Conference admission is $200 for NVG members and $300 for non-members.