NVG Events 2014

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2014 Events

Location | Time


CSWA Workshop Series

The CSWA will offer three free workshops to discuss the CSWA self assessment workbook and certification process.

NVG Boardroom
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Jan. 14 Feb. 11 
March 11

Annual Membership Meeting

Join fellow members for a light breakfast and discussion about 2014 goals and initiatives for the organization.

Historic Barrel Room at V Marketplace
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Jan. 16


In partnership with AgSafe, this two day conference will focus on farm worker safety, health and human resources issues specifically tailored to agricultural operations located in Northern California.

Embassy Suites
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

January 20 & 21

Farming for a Drought

A Town Hall meeting for members to discuss the current water situation, best management practices for water conservation in a dry season, and lessons learned from other growing regions.

Yountville Hall
10 a.m. –
11:30 a .m.
January 23

 English Literacy Program

These 16-week language training courses are designed specifically for Napa County farmworkers to assist them with their English literacy and communication skills.

Upper Valley Campus & Napa Adult Education
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Jan. 27 – May 22

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.
Feb. 6

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 Locations
7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feb. 7
April 4
August 8

Grower Field Days

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

Various Locations
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feb. 7
April 4
August 8

NVG Round Table Series

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

Various Locations
8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Feb. 18
March 19
April 9

13th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest

The 13th 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.
Feb. 20
Sustainable Vineyard Practices

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

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

March 5
April 23
May 21
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.

Embassy Suites
12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

6 & 7

Train-the-Trainer Courses: Tractor & Forklift – In Spanish

The Train-the-Trainer courses are designed to provide participants with the information needed for understanding the rules and regulations on tractor & forklift operations and successfully be able to conduct safety training sessions for other staff.

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

13 & 14

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.
March 20
April 17
May 8
June 19

14th 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
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
May 3 

Annual Dinner Celebration

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

Artesa Winery
6:30 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.

May 16

Bagna Cauda Party

Celebrate “Italian style” with the NVG, the Trinchero Family, and NVG members at the beautiful Kelly Fleming Winery

Kelly Fleming Winery
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

June 21

 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
1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

July 13

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.

7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 29*

Harvest STOMP

Napa’s authentic harvest celebration, featuring member wines, live music, and an array of exhibition-style food.  Proceeds from the event support the NVG Farmworker Foundation and our mission to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards

Yount Mill Vineyards
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
August 23

Leadership & Management Training Program – In Spanish

Held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Symposium, 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 12 & 13


The industry’s premiere exhibition; connecting vineyard practices to wine quality. Serving as a resource for winegrape growers and wine producers, ROOTSTOCK features highly-focused seminars, networking opportunities, and an exclusive tradeshow with the industry’s leading viticulture and enology companies

Napa Expo Fairgrounds
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 13

English Literacy Intensive Course

The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will offer a 2-week intensive English Literacy Course for returning students who participated in the 2014 program.  This class will be offered for Beginning and Intermediate level students and will review previously taught materials to prepare students for the 2015 classes.

Napa Adult Education
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Dec. 1 – 12

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