Spring Membership Update

© Sarah Anne Risk


Spring Membership Update



How NVG is Working for Members This Spring:

  • Don’t miss the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Report, a monthly column published in the Napa Valley Register.  The column explores the variety of issues we cover in our mission to preserve and promote Napa Valley's world-class vineyards.
  • As grape sale discussions begin, make sure you utilize the Napa Winegrape Market, a free resource to all members. Last year, the Market received roughly 1,800 pageviews.
  • With growing season upon us, do not forget to sign up for annual Weather Alert – A free service for NVG Grower and Vineyard Manager members that provides assistance in planning for extreme weather events through the end of harvest.
  • The second Sustainable Vineyard Practice seminar will offer a comprehensive summary of the 2019 and 2020 Wages & Benefits Survey, along with an analysis of the Napa Labor Force, its characteristics, trends, and some insights on the impact of COVID-19.
  • We are celebrating our 46th anniversary and to acknowledge this milestone, we are hosting our first-ever Community Appreciation Week! During the week of May 10th, dine and pop corks at a long list of participating businesses (coming soon!) to enjoy Napa Valley grape grower-themed dishes and drinks in celebration of NVG members and the community.
  • Ahead of the Curve returns in May to provide thought-provoking inspiration from experts and leaders in agriculture, sustainability, and climate change, giving us new perspectives and ideas to implement so that we preserve and promote Napa Valley's vineyards for many generations to come.
  • Our three-part Business of Vineyards series will give members insights on key topics that are on the forefront of our minds, including current vineyard values and trends, the complexities of lease agreements, and maintain a positive company culture amidst the stresses of 2020 through today.

How FWF is Working for Employers & Farmworkers This Spring:

  • The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation continues to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for agricultural workers in Napa County. 
  • Through a social media campaign, we are sharing vaccine information and resources with the farmworkers and the agricultural community.
  • We are launching our first Train the Trainer: Tractor hybrid event in April, with instruction happening via Zoom and practical training occurring on-site at each employer’s location.
  • The long-awaited bilingual FWF website in under construction and we are compiling the content and resources this spring with the goal to launch in summer.
  • Being mindful of safety protocols with COVID-19, we are working with the Napa Unified School District and industry leaders to launch The Patrick Foley Fields of Opportunity Summer Mentor Program successfully. This program was created to connect high school students with our largest local industry to explore rewarding career options in their own backyard.  Participants have a range of academic trajectories and come from various programs including alternative programs and independent study. All benefit from support and direction to build their skills and the chance to envision a brighter future.
  • As an evergreen resource that farmworkers can access year-round, we will develop a new Best Practices Video Series with topics such as vineyard budgets and personal finance.

Thank you to all Annual Sponsors!

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Annual Sponsors

Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Annual Sponsors