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

"From our company's first days, our philosophy has been that healthy land lends itself to healthy vines which produce the best grapes which, ultimately, make the best wine.  I am committed to carrying out my grandfather Julio's vision for this land."

-Matt Gallo

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/

Economic Tools Project: Cost & Benefits of Sustainable Winegrowing

As part of CSWA’s Economic Tools project, we’ve developed a four-page information guide for assessing the costs and benefits of sustainable winegrowing. Read or download at: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/amass/library/27/docs/ CSWA.EconomicToolsHandout.pdf

The 2.5-year project was funded by a CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant and involved an advisory group comprised of agricultural economists from Cal Poly, UC Davis, Fresno State and Sacramento State, regional association partners and other experts. The new Economic Tools can be found at: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/economic-tools.php.

 

 

SOIL HEALTH SURVEY - NAPA, SONOMA, MENDOCINO COUNTIES

From the North Coast Resource Conservation Districts as part of the new Collaborative Soil Health Project:

Click HERE to take this 20 minute survey. All responses remain confidential. 

PARTICIPANT SURVEY - FEEDBACK REQUESTED

CSWA is committed to continuous improvement and welcomes feedback and suggestions from participants. Click HERE and take 5 minutes to tell us what you think. 

 

2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

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