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

"Sustainability by itself is just a word.  What gives it meaning are the programs and people behind it that drive change, improve the environment and produce the best quality grapes and wines in the world. The CSWA program accomplishes all of this and more…I am proud to be associated with the CSWA program and thrilled with what it has and will accomplish in the coming years."

-Chris Savage

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.


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:


Download A Winegrowers' Guide to Navigating Risk (available in English and Spanish) to learn how sustainable practices can help mitigate vineyard, winery and marketplace risk. Thanks to the USDA Risk Management Agency for funding this project. 



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