At Chateau Boswell we strive to be responsible to our community's ongoing dependence upon a strong environmental structure by being not only a sustainable agricultural property, but also a totally organic one.
Our vineyards and landscaping are all maintained by hand labor, ours and our employees, and with this closeness to our land and fruit we have developed a very sensitive and attention to detail approach to the production of our hand crafted wines.
The First Napa Green Certified Winery in the Napa Valley
In 2007 Chateau Boswell became the first winery to be certified Napa Green and the first to be recertified in 2010 showing a further reduction in our environmental impact through the auditing of our green business practices which reduce our water and energy use and increase our recycling. The Napa Green Winery certification process requires third party certification by government agencies for compliance with State, Federal, and local regulations as well as energy, water, and recycling auditing. Winery production practices are monitored and must demonstrate continued improvement in the reduction of impact upon the environment. Re-certification is required every three years. Napa Green's program provides an avenue for the exchange of ideas among members of the wine industry and the local, state, and federal governing agencies working in collaboration as partners in stewardship for the sustainability of the Napa Valley.
Napa Green Land Certification
Chateau Boswell became a certified Napa Green Land property in 2010. A majority (90%) of the Napa River watershed is in private ownership. Public/private partnerships as well as programs like Napa Green are vital to our community. More than 61,000 acres are enrolled in the Napa Green Land Program with 35,000 acres currently certified and 26,000 more acres in the pipeline for certification in 2015. Of this amount 1/3 of all vineyard land in Napa County is currently certified Napa Green Land. The Napa Green Land program requires compliance with State, Federal and County regulations and certification is by third party government agencies through a site review of the property's Best Management Practices Farm plan designed to protect the watershed. Re-certification is every 5 to 7 years.