NVG Events 2013

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2013 Events

Location | Time


Annual Membership Meeting

Join fellow members for a light breakfast and discussion about 2013 goals and initiatives for the organization.

Historic Barrel Room at V Marketplace, Yountville
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
January 11

NVG Round Table Discussions

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers, in conjunction with AgSafe, is hosting a series of round table discussions FREE for all NVG Grower & Vineyard Manager Members.

Silverado Farming, Napa
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

January 15 February 19
March 19
July 29

Farmworker Education Workshop – In Spanish

A 2-day comprehensive educational program where vineyard workers learn first-hand about increasing quality in Napa Valley vineyards, gain valuable skills in management and leadership, and more.

12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 24 & 25

Growing Conditions Report

The annual Growing Condition Report will provide members with maps, tables, and graphs depicting important climate data, and will provide a countywide overview of general growing conditions.

Moulds Family Vineyard
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
February 5

12th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest

The 12th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest will highlight the fine art, skill, and speed exhibited by those who work in Napa Valley’s vineyards.

Beringer Vineyards
Gamble Ranch
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
RAIN DATE: February 8

Farmworker Field Days

This three-part series is taught in Spanish and will include a variety of hands-on vineyard training sessions, classroom seminars and field trips.

Various Sites

February 8
May 3
August 2

Grower Field Days

This three-part series will include a variety of hands-on vineyard training sessions, classroom seminars and field trips.

Various Sites

February 8
May 3
August 2


Tractors: Train-the-Trainer & Operator – In Spanish

The Tractor Safety Training course is designed to provide participants with the information needed for understanding the rules and regulations on tractor operations and successfully conducting safety training sessions for other staff.

Beckstoffer Vineyards
 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

February 20 & 21

Sustainable Vineyard Practices

This series of comprehensive workshops is geared towards seasonal sustainable farming practices used in the vineyard.

Yountville Community Hall
8 a.m. – 11 a.m./12 p.m.

March 6
April 24


English Literacy Program

These 12-week language training programs are designed specifically for Napa County farmworkers to assist them with their English literacy and communication skills.

Silverado Farming Company
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

March 19 – June 13 & May 6 – July 29

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve has been praised every year by wine industry professionals and journalists as one of the most influential, information filled, and valuable events of the year, addressing the real issues and concerns that affect Napa Valley vineyard owners.

Silverado Resort
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 7

Grower Series: Tools for Success

The Grower Series will provide members with FREE legal advice on important topics for Napa Valley Grapegrowers. These sessions are informal discussions, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask these legal experts your questions in a small, interactive forum.

Meadowood Napa Valley
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
April 18
May 16  June 20

13th Annual Afternoon in the Vineyards

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Napa Valley Vintners invite Napa County residents to spend an afternoon in the vineyards with those who tend the vines and make the wines.

Various Vineyard Sites
12pm – 2:30pm

May 4

39th Annual Dinner Celebration

Napa Valley Grapegrowers members gather to celebrate 39 years of commitment to preserving and promoting Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards.

Black Stallion Winery
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

May 17

Party at the Summit

Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery on Howell Mountain will swing its gates open wide and welcome you to the tastiest farm-to-table dining and choicest wines that Howell Mountain has to offer.

Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

June 15

 Día de la Familia

Community organizations, educational institutions, and the Napa Valley Grapegrowers come together to provide Napa County vineyard workers and their families with seminars, alongside a diverse range of informational booths and resources, fun activities, and food for all.

St. John’s the Baptist Church
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

July 21

Organic Winegrowing Conference

The only event of its kind in the industry, the Organic Winegrowing Conference offers the wine industry first-hand insight and networking opportunities that lead to an increase in wine quality and the promotion of sustainable practices.

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

July 25

Harvest STOMP

The best harvest party of the year! Dance to live entertainment; dine on exhibition-style, local cuisine; drink the world’s best wines; and bid on exclusive, one-of-a-kind Napa Valley experiences in the live auction. Wear your boots, cowboy hat, and party pants – this is one event you don’t want to miss!

Trinchero Family Estates “Main Street”
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
August 24

Leadership & Management Training Program – In Spanish

Held in conjunction with the 2013 Wine + Grape EXPO, the Leadership & Management Training Program will provide education and leadership training for Napa Valley farmworkers.

Napa Expo Fairgrounds
12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 
7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

November 13 & 14

2013 Wine + Grape EXPO

The Wine + Grape EXPO is a highly focused educational symposium for the winegrape grower and wine producer. The EXPO includes seminars that focus on specific vineyard practices as they relate to wine quality as well as an exclusive tradeshow with the industry’s leading viticulture and enology companies.

Napa Expo Fairgrounds
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

November 14

Preparing for New & Existing Vineyard Regulations

Learn about the importance of crop insurance, and how to prepare for new and existing regulations that will affect Napa County vineyard owners in 2014 and beyond.

Yountville Hall
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

December 12