Benefiting the environment, the community
and high quality grapes and wine.

"I'm a big fan of composting.  Right now I'm using green waste from nearby cities here in southern California.  It's a great rural-urban partnership - I'm helping them reduce waste in the landfills and they spread it for me free so the economics work.  The best part is that this gives me uniformity in the vineyard which translates into uniformity in fruit quality."

-Ben Drake

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) is a certification program that provides verification by a third-party auditor that a winery or vineyard implements sustainable practices and continuous improvement. To learn more, click here.

The Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) is an educational program available to California winegrape growers and vintners. Participants use the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook to self-assess their sustainability practices and learn about areas for improvement. To learn more, click here.

Do an Online Self-Assessment

California vintners and winegrape growers can sign up for a userID and password by completing the participant information sheet. To learn more about the online system visit our Online Self-Assessments.

Attend an Upcoming Workshop or Webinar

Join an upcoming workshop or webinar to learn more about the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) and Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). Visit the Workshop Calendar for dates and details.

 

Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassadors Course

Wine professionals can learn about sustainable practices used in California vineyards and wineries through a one-hour online certificate course. The free course provides an opportunity for winery sales, marketing, hospitality staff, retailers, and restaurateurs to learn about sustainable winegrowing so they can confidently share information with others. 

To get started, or learn more, visit: http://ambassador.discovercaliforniawines.com/

NEW SUSTAINABILITY REPORT RELEASED

NEW RISK GUIDE RELEASED

Download A Winegrowers' Guide to Navigating Risk to learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard, winery and marketplace. Thank you to the USDA Risk Management Agency for helping to fund this project. Visit the CSWA Workshop Calendar to attend an upcoming workshop on this topic.

 

2016 California Green Medal Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Jackson Family Wines (Leader Category), Halter Ranch Vineyard (Environment Category), McManis Family Vineyards (Business Category), and Tablas Creek Vineyard (Community Category) for their leadership in sustainability! More

Visit: www.greenmedal.org for more information.