APRIL 6, 2023 | Charles Krug Winery, Carriage House

Exclusive Event Sponsor - Lallemand Plant Care

event sponsor

Thank you to our exclusive event sponsor Lallemand Plant Care.


Lallemand group decided in 2006 to put its knowledge and technological assets in microbiology and fermentation for the agricultural world. And so was born the Lallemand Plant Care business unit, which has since grown significantly through the acquisition of companies specializing in plant bio protection and bio fertilization.

7:45 AM - Registration

8:00 AM - Mentor -OR- Show and Tell workshops

OFFSITE workshop

Offsite Mentorship Workshop:
Using Real-Time Data for Precision Irrigation

Have you used new technologies to dial in the timing and amount of vineyard irrigation, with cost and quality gains? Would you be interested in being a mentor to a grower interested in learning from your work? Reach out to Anna Brittain, CEO of Napa Green, anna@napagreen.org.

onsite workshop

Onsite Show & Tell Workshop:
During this workshop you’ll get to visit two stations:

Station One – BlueMorph Demonstration: Alex Farren, CEO & Co-Founder of BlueMorph will demo their UV sanitation technology that has been used by wineries like Dominus Estate and Cakebread Cellars to eliminate chemical and water use for tank cleaning.

Station Two – Precision Irrigation Technologies: See and learn about the latest technologies for precision irrigation and improved vineyard management, with testimonials from growers.

9:20 AM - BREAKFAST HOUR with Sustainable Services & Solutions Networking

Coffee, treats and networking with our “Sustainable Services & Solutions” partners, including Lallemand Plant Care, BlueMorph, Arable, Lumo Ag, BioFiltro, Epic CleanTec, Napa Green and others.

10:20 AM - Marquee Address

Marquee speaker

Marquee Speaker TBD

11:00 AM - break

11:15 AM - RISE Leadership Award

The RISE Leadership Award will be presented to the winery, vineyard, or industry operation that has achieved outstanding water efficiency & savings over the past year. The Awardee will give a 5-7 minute “TED Talk” on their results and impact.

11:30 AM - Living Room Salon:
The Inextricable Links Between Forest Health, Water, Fire & Climate Change

living room Salon

Regional megafires have prompted intensive work to reduce forest fire risk, and recovery is ongoing. But what role do healthy forests play in groundwater recharge and heated debates about groundwater sustainability? How can fire fuel thinning and removing invasives help forests better survive fires, keeping trees alive and storing carbon? How can we make proactive forest management on private lands financially feasible, to reduce risk, protect carbon stores, and create a healthier watershed?

During this Salon conversation Dr. Tosha Comendant, Conservation Science Director with the Pepperwood Preserve, will share their work and research on forest stewardship, restoration, and fire recovery and the results they’ve seen for the water cycle. Chris Ott, Environmental Director for the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, will share their innovative forest fire recovery project, which has dramatically reduced treatment time and costs, and initial results for soil moisture, stream recharge, and unexpected benefits like suppressing invasives.

12:30 PM - LUNCH & WINE


Enjoy wines from Charles Krug Winery and lunch by Elaine Bell Catering