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April is Down to Earth Month

It's an ideal time to check out California wines grown and made with sustainable practices.

Join us this April for Down to Earth Month! An annual tribute to the California winemaking community’s decades-long commitment to sustainable winegrowing. This month-long celebration highlights winery and business practices that ensure the health and vibrancy of the land, communities and the industry for generations to come.

Keep reading to find out how you can be a part of this year’s celebration.

First Thing’s First: What’s Sustainable Wine All About?

Many consumers find themselves asking “What does sustainable winegrowing mean?” Check out Salt & Wind for more help defining things like Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable Wines.

wine drinkers enjoying vineyard sunset


Events and Offers

Many of California’s wineries are celebrating throughout April with sustainably-focused virtual events, socially distanced in-person experiences and special offers. Join a hands-on “Start Your Own Garden” workshop, an Instagram Live behind-the-scenes look at sustainable vineyard technologies and practices or a “Spring Revival,” live virtual tasting and interactive experience.

Check out our Events & Offers list for more details and open a bottle of your favorite California wine to toast our commitment to green from grapes to glass.

Celebrate Sustainability with Livestream and Video Series

Celebrate sustainability with a series of fun and educational virtual events and videos on Facebook Live and Instagram. Join us throughout April, for free livestream events and videos featuring sustainability discussions, cooking demonstrations and virtual wine tastings.


Hosted by Napa Valley sommelier Amanda McCrossin of SommVivant and Aida Mollenkamp, Food Network personality and founder of Salt & Wind Travel, Facebook Live events will include special guests from California’s food and wine worlds.

Find us on Facebook here.


Check out the California Wines Instagram channel for recipes paired with sustainably made California wines. Featuring food and beverage influencers, including Meg van der Kruik of This Mess Is Ours, Jerry James Stone of the Jerry James Stone blog, Britney Brown Chamberlain of Britney Breaks Bread, and Sarah Gim of The Delicious Life.

Find all our IGTV videos here.

Amanda and Aida Sustainability Down to earth Month livestreams
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