Earth Day Celebration

New American Harvest

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Join us at CIA at Copia on April 20, 2024 for an Earth Day celebration filled with activities and events that celebrate our connection to the planet. This year’s theme is The New American Harvest and we’ll be featuring a Free Earth Day Expo and a film screening of Unbroken Ground followed by Q&A with sustainable agriculture leaders. And don’t miss our culinary experiences including a brunch at Grgich Hills Winery’s Ivo’s Vineyard and a delicious Chef’s Dinner with the chefs of Bacoa in Puerto Rico.

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Free Events

CIA at Copia is proud to host a variety of Earth Day events that are free to all attendees (tickets are required).

Unbroken Ground Film Screening and Q&A
Film Screening and Q&A: Unbroken Ground

Saturday, April 20 | 11:30 a.m.
Open to all! Unbroken Ground explains the critical role that food will play in the next frontier of humanity’s mission to solve the environmental crisis. The film tells the story of four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development, and restorative fishing. Following the film, there will be a discussion of these important issues with Ivo Jeramaz (Grgich Hills Estate) and Elizabeth Whitlow (Regenerative Organic Alliance).

Guest Speakers:

  • Sally Camm- Moderator
  • Ivo Jeramaz- Winemaker Grgich Hills Estate,
  • Ames Morrison- Owner Medlock Ames
  • Jeff Cichocki- Wine Maker Bonterra Vineyards
  • Alec Jaffe- Owner Alec’s ice cream
  • Elizabeth Whitlow- CEO Regenerative Organic Alliance

Cost: Free
Tickets are required.

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Earth Day Expo

Saturday, April 20 | 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Open to all! Hosted in CIA at Copia event hall, this expo features Earth-friendly products, artisans and companies. Sample delicious foods and meet the people who are working to make the world a better place to eat, drink and enjoy life.

Cost: Free
Tickets are required.

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Earth Day Dining Experiences

Discover how sustainable and regenerative agriculture can help create delicious and memorable meals.

Brunch at Grgich Hills Winery
Brunch at Grgich Hills Winery

Saturday, April 20 | 10 a.m.
Brunch in the beauty of the sustainable and regenerative vineyards of Grgich Hills Winery in American Canyon.

Cost: $75
Tickets required.

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Food, wine, and other beverages are included.

Chef’s Dinner with chefs from BACOA Finca + Fogón
Chef’s Dinner with BACOA Finca + Fogón

Saturday, April 20 | 6:30 p.m.

Cap off the Earth Day festivities with a dinner prepared by three amazing chefs from Puerto Rico: Raúl Correa, René Marichal, and Xavier Pacheco. Visiting from their world-renowned restaurant BACOA, they have created an authentic Puerto Rican feast using sustainable ingredients from CIA at Copia’s culinary gardens and local purveyors. The menu will include wines from our partners including Grgich Hills Winery, Medlock Ames, Gundlach Bundschu, Bonterra, and more.

Cost: $145
Tickets required.

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Food, wine, and other beverages are included.

Make sure to stop into Marketplace to stock up on kitchen, home, and garden must-haves!

Don’t forget to check out our Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum, other art pieces, and Marketplace at Copia while you’re here. Explore exhibits and shopping options.

Wine Tastings

Discover what makes organic, biodynamic, sustainable and regenerative so important for wine.

Red, White, and Green Wine Tasting

Saturday, April 20 | 1:30 p.m.
Presented in collaboration with wine partners Grgich Hills, Medlock Ames, Gundlach Bundschu, Bonterra, and Benzinger, CIA at Copia’s Beverage Instructor Traci Dutton will help you learn and taste the differences that make planet-friendly wines exciting and delicious.

Cost: $50
Tickets are required.

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