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Sheep & Grapes Workshop

April 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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A workshop about the production, soil health, and climate benefits of integrating sheep into the vineyard. Hear from Wine Country farmers, as well as university and extension specialists.


When:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at  8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Napa Valley College, Student Activity Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558 (see map)

Cost:  $25.00/person, includes lunch and refreshments. Buy your tickets here.



  • Learn about the benefits of sheep grazing on soil health and vineyard floor management, and how sheep are managed around the grape production cycle.
  • Learn about sheep health, physiology, and management.
  • Learn how vineyard managers in Napa and Mendocino Counties have used sheep in their vineyards.
  • Learn how shepherds and ranchers provide grazing services to vineyards.
  • Learn about a new project that seeks to understand how sheep-vineyard systems may be utilized to increase soil health and soil organic carbon while providing multiple production benefits.



  • Amélie Gaudin, UC Davis, Assistant Professor of Agroecology
  • Dave Koball, Noble Vineyard Management, Director of Viticulture
  • Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Viticulture Advisor
  • Kari Flores, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Farming Operations Manager
  • Kelsey Brewer, UC Davis, Graduate Student
  • Miguel Garcia, Napa County RCD, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager
  • Robert and Jaime Irwin, Kaos Sheep Outfit, Owners
  • Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Extension, County Director & Livestock Range Management Advisor

Questions? Contact Miguel at miguel@naparcd.org or 707-690-3122.


April 2, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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