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

"My job is... to pass the farm on in a better form than it was passed on to me so it can survive the next four generations."

-Andy Hoxsey

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.


2016 California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Accepting applications now through February 5, 2016.

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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. 

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