In 1968, Napa Valley vintners and others in the community had the forethought to preserve open space and prevent future over-development by enacting the nation’s first Agriculture Preserve. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of this protective land zoning ordinance that established agriculture and open space as the best use for the land in the fertile valley and foothill areas of Napa County.
To honor this milestone, on April 21, celebrated grape grower Andy Beckstoffer, who was instrumental in the Ag Preserve, and Alpha Omega’s renowned winemaker Jean Hoefliger will lead a tour and tasting at historic Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford, where in 2009, 181 acres were placed under a land conservation easement that forever prohibits non-agriculture development. $100 per person. 10:30 A.M. Limited to 20 guests. The Alpha Omega Foundation will donate 100% of tickets sold to local nonprofits to help those affected by the wildfires.