POSTED ON April 18, 2008 | IN Green Winery | BY Joe Becerra

In celebration of Earth Day, we thought it would be fitting to list the wineries in the Napa Valley and Los Carneros that are recognized as leaders in utilizing “Green Activities” in their vineyards and winery facilities. The term “Green” can mean many things but in the case of this blog post we use the term “Green” to include the following activities:

• Organic farming (no use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers)
• Use of solar power
• Use of bio diesel fuels (fuels derived from vegetable oil)
• Water conservation
• Reduction of waste

The following is a list of Napa wineries that we consider to be exemplary in their attempt to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve the environment for future generations.

• Araujo Estate
• Ehlers Estate
• Frogs Leap Winery
• Grgich Hills Cellars
• Honig Vineyards & Winery
• Joseph Phelps
• Long Meadow Ranch
• MacRostie Winery & Vineyards
• Madonna Estate
• Robert Sinskey Vineyards
• Staglin Family Vineyard

This list was created from our own experiences visiting wineries in the Napa Valley plus information provided to us by the Wine Institute. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Please comment if you think you are a winery or know of a winery that should be on this list. There is a public out there that wants to know who the “Green” wineries are.

In the future we will post additional wineries that do their part to sustain the planet.

solar energy at Frog's Leap Winery


  1. Valli Ferrell says

    Your recent blog about Napa Valley wineries who practice organic or sustainable agriculture practices was nicely timed with Earth Day. Spring Mountain Vineyard should be added to the list. We have always farmed sustainably and responsibly, no small feat since the estate is 845 acres with 225 acres of vineyard scattered across it. Check us out at My latest newsletter details the long list of sustainable practices.
    Valli Ferrell
    Public Relations