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This section offers insight into organizations within the California and International wine community that Monticello Vineyards is either a member of or with whom we share similar interests on issues that have an effect on the wine industry.

Napa Valley Vintners Wine Institute Grape in shackles. The American Institute of Wine & Food Family Winemakers of California
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Yountville Appellation Rutherford Dust Society - Napa Valley ASH The Next Generation in Wine



Napa Valley Vintners
Napa Valley Vintners promotes and protects the Napa Valley as the finest winegrowing region in the world through the preservation and enhancement of its resources.

Wine Institute
Wine Institute is an organization whose goal is - "to initiate and advocate state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible consumption and enjoyment of wine."

Free the Grapes
Free the Grapes is a consumer advocacy group whose mission is to educate the laws and issues pertaining to the direct shipment of wine to consumers.

The AIWF is a non-profit educational organization that is devoted to improving the understanding, appreciation and accessibility of food and drink through a lively and comprehensive exchange of information.

California Family Winemakers
California Family Winemakers is an organization that promotes the rights and interests of over 400 wine industry members.

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley 
Appellation protection and promotion organization - Planted to over 18 classic grape varietals, the region is Napa Valley's most diverse winegrowing appellation, producing exceptional fruit coveted for its bright character and elegant charm.

Yountville Appellation
Yountville was approved as the 11th sub appellation of the Napa Valley in 1998 and is comprised of 8,620 acres, of which roughly 2,700 are planted to vines.  Although recently established, our appellation boasts a rich history -- the first vineyards in the Napa Valley were planted here by George Yount in the mid-1800s in the areas now known as Yount Mill and Napanook. Today this rich patchwork of varied soils and microclimates allows us to cultivate a wide range of wine varietals, from delicate Sauvignon Blancs to robust Cabernets and Petit Syrahs.

Rutherford Dust Society
Appellation protection and promotion organization - The late, revered winemaker André Tchelistcheff said: "It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet." What we now fondly refer to as "Rutherford dust" has come to reflect an enduring commitment to quality, a spirit of achievement and a deep connection to Rutherford's soil - as opposed to any sensory component in the appellation's wines.

Appellation St Helena
Appellation protection and promotion organization - The story of the St. Helena appellation is one of SUBSTANCE: the story of what unfolds when soil and climate, history and geography, nature's bounty and human artistry come together. This truth is defined by the collective values and vision of the members of Appellation St. Helena. Together, our winemakers and grape growers deliver on the land's promise by nurturing the gifts of St. Helena to create the consistently elegant wines we cultivate in the epicenter of Napa Valley.

The Next Generation in Wine
The mission of NG is to unify the next generation of Napa Valley's family wineries and vineyards through collaborative marketing, education and fun. Our members are entrepreneurial forces in our family businesses and personal lives, inspiring success for the next generation in wine.


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