NAPA, CA (May 25, 2022) – After a 4-year hiatus, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) Organic Winegrowing Conference returns. With climate smart practices top-of-mind for NVG and the local agricultural community, the conference offers attendees access to unique insights and discussions for improved wine quality and sustainable vineyard practices. It also brings together some of the most respected voices in organic farming and industry names synonymous with pioneering organic winegrowing.
The 2022 Conference will kick off with a special keynote presentation by John Kempf, Founder of Advancing Eco-Agriculture at Crocker & Starr winery. As an expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming, John finds joy in sharing his knowledge as an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host, and teacher. He is passionate about the potential of well-managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation.
Following the keynote presentation, attendees will divide into groups and travel to 3 distinctive vineyard sites – Boisset Family Estate, Ehlers Estate, and the Heitz Trailside Vineyard. There, presenters will discuss why they farm organically, organic pest management tactics, beneficial insect releases, and various cultivation strategies. The content is geared towards the organic grower, or vineyard owners and managers, that have prior knowledge on organic practices.
The conference will conclude with a wine reception at Crocker & Starr winery and an opportunity to network and continue the day’s discussions with presenters.
Admission is $200 for NVG members and $300 for General Admission.
For more information and to register, please visit the NVG Organic Winegrowing Conference webpage; based on the popularity of this event, early registration is highly recommended as it does sell out.
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About the Napa Valley Grapegrowers
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for 46 years. Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 685 Napa County grape growers and associated businesses. For more information, visit our website Napa Valley Grapegrowers.