Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley is near and dear to my heart. I’m a Summer of Love survivor and apostle. In Northern California, nobody does Earth Day better than our own Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. She, too, is an apostle of treating Mother Earth with dignity and r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

For the past several years, she’s called upon some very heavy hitters to join her and her guests, to put an important stamp on this day. This year is a continuation of past extravaganzas. Past speakers have been the following:

  • Gil Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus of National Geographic
  • Ted Turner, renewable energy advocate
  • Pulitzer Prize winning scientist Jared Diamond
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

[This image is borrowed from Kevin Jorgeson’s Website.]

From Joy Sterling:
I am very excited to announce that our speaker for this year’s Earth Day will be Kevin Jorgeson, who free climbed the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, with climbing partner Tommy Caldwell, in January [2015].

Eat, drink, and be green with Kevin Jorgeson, when the day will also feature:

Participating Wineries:

  1. Deloach Vineyards
  2. Dutton-Goldfield Winery
  3. Freeman Vineyard & Winery
  4. Hartford Family Winery
  5. Iron Horse Vineyards
  6. Lynmar Estate
  7. Marimar Estate
  8. MacPhail Family Wines
  9. The Rubin Family of Wines


  • $65.00 for General Admission ($55.00 for wine club members)
    • The day is limited to 300 guests.
  • $250 VIP Reception with commemorative
    • One-time only Summit Cuvee and sustainably farmed California caviar
    • At the home of Iron Horse Founders Audrey and Barry Sterling
    • One hour meet and greet from 12 noon to 1pm
    • Limited to 100 guests, which then flows into the Main Event

Net proceeds to benefit The B-Rad Foundation, a memorial fund set up for the late Sebastopol rock climber Brad Parker, supporting community, getting kids outdoors and environmental stewardship.

Tickets: Cellar Pass, Celebrate Earth Day in Green Valley