• Napa's Organic Footprint is Grow, Grow, Growing
More and more, classic estates are converting to organic certification.
WINE BOOKS TO SEE YOU THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
• Once Upon an Organic Vineyard
What to read while you're sheltering in place? Head for the hammock with these selections on Napa or organics.
ON THE GREEN FRONT | COMPOST IS KING
• Soil Scientists Discover Organic Soils with Compost Are Carbon Sequestering Rock Stars
Breakthrough research finds organic cover crop and compost are the killer combo.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
• The One and Only Organic Original: The Amigo Bob Interview
CCOF founder Amigo Bob Cantisano helped dozens of wineries in Napa convert to organic farming starting back in the 1980s.
ON A PANDEMIC BUDGET? "AFFORDABLE" NAPA CABS
• 10 Napa Cabs $60 and Under
Didn't think it was possible to find good wine for under $100 in Napa? Think again.
PRETTY IN PINK
• Dive Into the Summer Season
Popular pinks to help you wile away the day and brighten up your dinner table.
NAPA ZINFANDEL KEEPS WINNING "OLYMPIC GOLD"
How could one Napa winery snag a post on the Wine & Spirits Top 100 15 times? Was it by thinking different?
Organic around the world: who is more organic - Napa or Bordeaux? Napa or Sonoma? Carneros or Champagne? Which Napa appellation has the most organic vines?
Ten top producers account for 60% of Napa's organic vines.
Meet the woman who's leading the charge to change the way growers protect vines.
"Bravo! Finally, a place to find organic and biodynamic wineries in Napa County.
With hundreds of wines to choose from, this site points the way to the vintners who are doing it right for wine lovers and our environment!"
"This site is must have resource for all wine lovers who are concerned about greenwashing and want to know which wines are produced with certified organic or biodynamic grapes.
Pam Strayer (the author of Organically Napa) is the country’s foremost authority on organic and biodynamic wines and vines."
-Elizabeth Candelario, regenerative food and wine industry consultant; former president, Demeter USA
"A former environmental and health journalist, Pam writes expertly about organic and biodynamic viticulture...and has impressive experience tasting wines.
Her energy and commitment as Senior Editor of Slow Wine Guide 2020 is an inspiration for me."
-Jeremy Parzen, Slow Wine
"It's difficult to know how the wine you drink was really made. Sustainable grapes can be sprayed with toxic pesticides.
While some wineries with organic vineyards make organically grown wines, they may also make other wines from conventionally grown grapes. How can you vote with your dollars if you don't really know what you're buying?
Fortunately, Organically Napa has done the research—listing only the wines from certified organic vines—and can help you find wine made with your values in mind."
-Megan Kaun, Toxic Free Future
"Pam Strayer’s coverage of the organic and biodynamic wine world stateside is based on rigorous research ...into individual wineries' wine growing and winemaking practices."
-Monty Waldin, author, The Oxford Companion to Wine (organic and biodynamic sections) and numerous books on organic and biodynamic wines, Regional Chair for Tuscany at the Decanter World Wine Awards
"The go to person on organic and biodynamic wines."
-Alder Yarrow, Vinography, JancisRobinson.com