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

"Today we know we can grow our crops and foster environmental quality as well.  Knowing we are stewards here only for a short time we can always improve upon the future...the sustainable workbook provides growers a wonderful tool to do just that."

-David Lucas

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) 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.

Download The Code Workbook.

Do an Online Self-Assessment

California vintners and winegrape growers can sign up for a userID and password by completing the participant information sheet.

 

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 TRADE RESEARCH & CERTIFICATION UPDATES

New CSWA Research Shows Sustainability A Growing Factor in Wine Trade Purchasing

Click here to view the press release with research results and a summary of certification program updates that will allow the use of a logo on the bottle!


NEW SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING VIDEO

CSWA releases new video explaining sustainable winegrowing and certification in 100 seconds.

2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Download the 2015 report and appendix:
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report APPENDIX