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

"As the second-generation in our family-owned and operated winery, I appreciate that my parents have taken the time to incorporate the principles of sustainability into our vineyards, winery and brand. They took those steps for me and my sister, ensuring that our business is constantly working to create a better environment and community around us. I plan to do the same for my kids."

-Cheryl Durzy

New CSWA Video

Using Self-Generation Fuel Cells in Vineyards & Wineries

Watch here

Attend an Upcoming Workshop

To find a workshop in your area to assess or reassess your operation and to learn more about specific practices, visit our Workshop Calendar.

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.

3rd Edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook

To learn more about the 3rd Edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook, click below:

Wine Institute Recieves Drinks Business 2014 Green Awards

Wine Institute of California was given the 2014 Amorim Sustainability Award for a generic organization by The Drinks Business, a London-based industry trade publication. 

Green Awards

Sustainable Water Management Handbook for Small Wineries

This sustainable water management handbook for small wineries provides a set of tools for wineries to achieve goals for sustainable management of winery source water and process water, with the ancillary benefits of increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas generation. 

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing 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.