The Chardonnay Golf Club & Vineyards staff and management team have made an enthusiastic commitment to environmental enhancement and sustainable management.
Our environmental focus is directed towards five major components: Wildlife Habitat Management, Integrated Pest Management – Chemical Application Management Plan (IPM-CHAMP), Water Conservation and Quality, Recycling and Reuse, and Community Education and Involvement.
The components of the program are not independent of one another. For instance, creating habitat for amphibians and birds (Wildlife Habitat Management) does no good if there are chemicals in the water (Water Conservation and Quality). All of the components of an Environmental Management Plan must be functioning properly to truly enhance the environment and work towards sustainable management.
Working in conjunction with the Napa County Department of Agriculture, and Audubon International, our program has been ongoing for over 20 years.
In addition, we use only re-claimed water from the Napa Sanitation department to irrigate the golf course and surrounding 150 acres of vineyards; and use only organic fertilizers on the golf course. We also work with Napa Garbage on the collection and recycling of all of our paper and cardboard refuse. Finally, our staff collects all glass, plastic and aluminum bottles and cans and takes them to the local recycling center.