12/26/2013 - St. Helena, CA—The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) invites Napa County residents to the Morning in the Winery event on Saturday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Modeled after the successful Afternoon in the Vineyards program, Morning in the Winery will feature five Napa Neighbor and Napa Green Certified Wineries that will open their cellar doors for members of the community to learn about winemaking and green business practices.
Morning in the Winery is a casual community open house complimentary for Napa County residents, with no RSVP required. The NVV encourages residents to visit the winery nearest them:
• Trefethen Family Vineyards, 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa
• Domain Chandon, 1 California Drive, Yountville
• St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, 8440 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford
• PEJU, 8466 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford
• Chateau Montelena, 1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga
Napa Valley has been at the forefront of environmental leadership and stewardship since establishing America’s first agricultural preserve in 1968, after area residents declared by vote that agriculture is the highest and best use of land in Napa County. Today, the Agricultural Preserve protects 38,000 acres of valley floor land.
Founded in 2008, the Napa Green Certified Winery program was developed by the NVV in coordination with the Napa County Department of Environmental Management and is modeled after the Association of Bay Area’s Government’s Green Business Program. Napa Green Certified Wineries use a specific set of sustainable and green practices to prevent pollution, and reduce water, waste and energy use and their overall carbon footprint.
For more information about Morning in the Winery contact the NVV at 707.968.3388 or www.napavintners.com.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners is the nonprofit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents nearly 500 Napa Valley wineries and is a leader in the worldwide wine industry. To learn more about our region and its extraordinary wines, visit napavintners.com.
Contact: Cate Conniff, Communications Manager 707.968.4229 firstname.lastname@example.org