Napa Valley Green Movement At Top Of Its Game

on 23/11/10 at 12:21 pm


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According to the latest figures released by Laurel Marcus, Napa Green program administrator, the Napa Green Certified Land Program now has 45,000 acres appellation-wide enrolled in the program, with more than 19,000 acres certified. Largely based on the principles of Fish Friendly Farming, this farming and land-use program is the industry’s most comprehensive and most stringent interpretation, and each farm plan is tailored specifically to the land owner’s unique property.

Napa Green Certified Land stands head and shoulders above all other green programs in the wine industry: Representing just 4% of California’s wine grapes, Napa Valley has more acreage in its green program than all of the other wine regions combined.

“Napa Green is by no means a one-size-fits-all plan, which is what makes it both unique and far more comprehensive than others in the wine industry,” said Susan Boswell of Chateau Boswell, who chairs the Napa Green committee for the Napa Valley Vintners non-profit trade association.

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