International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) is a collaborative working group of environmentally committed wineries focused on a science-based approach to reducing carbon emissions across the wine industry.
Sponsors for this event include all of IWCA’s California Gold and Silver Level Members.
Agrology is a leading climate tech start-up and Public Benefit Corporation with a mission to help farmers adapt to and beat climate change with real-time analysis and predictive insights. The Agrology platform consists of climate and carbon monitoring systems, both based on ground-truth data and machine learning. The Agrology Climate Monitoring System delivers predictive insights and warnings, up to three days in advance, for wildfire smoke taint, extreme weather, soil conditions, pest and disease emergence, and irrigation. Agrology’s Carbon Monitoring System tracks soil carbon sequestration in real time, quickly detecting carbon loss via carbon dioxide emission events. Agrology customers include Braga Fresh, The Duckhorn Portfolio, Boisset Collection, Dana Estates, Emeritus Vineyards, Jordan Vineyards and Winery, Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Langtry Farms, Lawrence Vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, Renteria Vineyard Management, Signorello Estate, Silver Oak Vineyards, and numerous specialty farms. Agrology is the winner of two highly selective National Science Foundation SBIR Awards, a 2023 WINnovation Award, and is a recipient of a USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant. Agrology has offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and Sonoma, California, and can be found online at Agrology.ag.
Diam Bouchage has always been an innovative company; every year, it allocates a substantial budget to research and development.
In 2003, the company began investing in a revolutionary, patented process, called the DIAMANT® process that uses the properties of supercritical CO2 to extract the volatile compounds of cork and eradicate the molecules responsible for giving a taste to the wine, especially those causing “cork taint”.
Twelve years later, the company made yet another breakthrough in major technological progress with the launch of Origine by Diam®, a closure that reconciles science and nature, integrating a beeswax emulsion and binding agent composed of 100% plant-derived polyols.
MCE is a not-for-profit, public agency that has been setting the standard for clean energy in California since 2010. MCE offers 60-100% renewable power at stable rates, significantly reducing greenhouse emissions and reinvesting millions in local programs. MCE provides electricity service and innovative programs to more than 580,000 customer accounts and 1.5 million residents and businesses in 37 communities across four Bay Area counties: Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, and Solano.
Founded in eastern Napa county, Napachar converts woody waste from vineyard management and local forest fuel-reduction efforts into Biochar, one of the richest soil amendments and most stable forms of carbon capture available today. By making our biochar with portable kilns on site in the vineyard and forest, we reduce transportation costs and emissions, and offer a drop-in replacement for burn-piling and wood-chipping. Additionally, our kilns are substantially lower polluting than these alternatives, producing almost no smoke and releasing a tenth of the CO2. Our resulting product is ready for incorporation into vineyard soil, where it serves as an organic tool for holding onto water and nutrients in the soil and encourages increased growth and crop production, with no detriment to the quality of the fruits.
Scott Laboratories is the leading supplier for the North American wine and specialty beverage industry. For 90 years Scott Labs has been a trusted resource for the community while bringing the most innovative technology, products and services to the industry. Scott Laboratories has a diverse portfolio including yeast, fermentation nutrients, enzymes and processing aids, microbial control, corks, crush pad equipment, filtration systems, crossflows and pumps. Scott Laboratories is proud to be a Certified B Corp™, joining the global community of businesses that are leading the movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy. Whether it’s your first year or your 9th decade doing business with us- you have a friend at Scott Labs.
Solectrac is the first American company to commercialize electric tractors through direct sales and its growing dealer network. Solectrac climate smart electric tractors are zero-emission, quiet and powerful and benefit not only the environment but also the health of the agricultural work force by eliminating exposure to exhaust and reducing noise. Solectrac tractors can be charged from the grid or renewable energy sources, need less maintenance, and provide high torque at low speeds.
As a Certified B Corp since 2019 Solectrac continues to maintain the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. Since becoming a subsidiary of Ideanomics in 2021, Solectrac has been growing fast and adding new dealerships to its expanding network to provide sales and service to customers. In 2022, the company opened a new 36,000 square foot production facility in Windsor, California and soon added a second assembly center in North Carolina to serve east coast customers.
Solectrac is part of Ideanomics, (Nasdaq: IDEX), which is a global business headquartered in New York that is accelerating the commercial adoption of electric vehicles. Solectrac received the Solar Impulse Foundation Efficient Solution label in 2020, was the recipient of the WINovation award in 2021 and the World Ag Expo Top-10 New Product Winner in 2022. For more information, please visit www.solectrac.com.
Full service Wildfire Fuel Reduction and Forest Debris Management.
With their mobile burn process, The Clean Burn Company is able to perform most burning services where the piles are; eliminating the need to dismantle and manage each part of the tree separately. They manage all parts of a tree in one process.
No hauling, no chippers, no piles of flammable material left behind.
As the European leader and the world’s third largest producer of glass packaging for beverages and food products, Verallia wants to redefine the way glass is manufactured, reused and recycled, to make it the most sustainable packaging material in the world.
With 32 glass plants, 3 decor plants and 8 cullet (glassware) processing centers in 11 countries, they manufacture 16 billion glass bottles and jars each year to supply 10,000 companies, from local family producers to major international brands.
Their global network helps them provide their North American customers with customizable, eco-friendly and high-quality glass solutions. From the East Coast to the West Coast of the USA and Canada their team will support you in all your beverages glass packaging projects. With nearly 200 years of experience in glass manufacturing, they offer to North America market a unique approach based on sustainability, innovation, customer experience and high-quality products.
Napa Green is a global leader in sustainable winegrowing, setting the highest bar for sustainability and climate action in the wine industry. Napa Green facilitates systematic soil to bottle certification for wineries and vineyards, and provides the resources, tools and connections to continuously level up leadership. In 2021, Napa Green was the first sustainable winegrowing program in the world to redevelop Vineyard certification standards to focus on climate action, regenerative carbon farming, and social equity. In 2022, Napa Green and community partners launched a first of its kind, six-event Climate & Wine Symposium (Napa THRIVES now RISE) with over 65 speakers and 600 total guests.