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There is always something exciting going on at Heitz Wine Cellars! During your next visit to the Napa Valley, we hope you will stop by to see for yourself. Until then, please check back here often for the latest news updates and Events.

~ Joe Heitz Memorial Endowment 2017:
Support for Students at Bodega Marine Laboratory

tideEstablished in 2003 by friends, family members and associates, the Joe Heitz Memorial Endowment honors Joe's life-long interest in education, his fascination with the California Coast and his contributions to the Laboratory.

The Heitz Family is pleased to make an investment in our next generation of scientists by providing financial support for several talented students. Recipients for 2017 and their areas of study include: Amy Wong - Experimental Invertebrate Biology; Joshua Yanez and Garrot McCune - Environmental Stress & Development in Marine Organisms; Gabriela Ayad - Biological Oceanography; Chelsea Souza - Coastal Oceanography; Haley Blackwell - Marine & Coastal Field Ecology. Photo provided by Bodega Marine Laboratory.
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~ A Smithsonian winemaker dinner features Heitz Wine Cellars

Smithsonian Wine Dinner

"In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the museum brought together vintners and members of winemaking families whose own histories connect in significant ways to the early 1960s. While some established new vineyards, others transformed existing facilities into modern, distinctive wineries."

Kathleen Heitz Myers represented the Heitz family at the gathering which also featured Chalone Vineyard, The Eyrie Vineyard, Mount Eden Vineyards and Dr. Frank's Vinifera Wine Cellars.

~ Enthusiastic greeting for Harrison Heitz during Wine Institute tour of Asia

Harry and the Cardboard Cutout In anticipation of a winemaker dinner featuring Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet, the VINGA restaurant staff in Seoul greeted Harrison with a life-size replica of the legendary wine.

~ Heitz Wine Cellars Restores Riparian Habitat on Conn Creek

"As part of its participation in the Fish Friendly Farming Environmental Certification Program, Heitz Wine Cellars is improving riparian habitat along Conn Creek, a tributary of the Napa River that runs through one of Heitz's vineyards near St. Helena." - St. Helena Star, March 8, 2007

We have embarked on a multi-year project at our Trailside Vineyard to restore the creek banks along its border. The first phase involved removal of invasive non-native plant species, including Blue Gum Eucalpytus, Himalayan Blackberry and Giant Reed.

As one of the earliest properties in Napa County to enroll in the Fish Friendly Farming Program, Heitz Wine Cellars is proud to be the recipient of an award of Congressional Recognition for excellence in Stream Habitat and Restoration. We intend to ensure that the delightful wildlife community that resides along the creek at Trailside Vineyard will continue to thrive for generations to come.


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