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

"The beauty of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program is its simplicity: a couple of hours for the self-assessment questions, then you review the results and pick the areas that you want to improve first.  With the new, on-line version, it is even quicker and easier."

-Bill Cooper

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.

Win an iPad mini or a pair of Giants tickets!

Win an ipad mini or a pair of Giants tickets for regular-season upon completion of a sustainability self-assessment!  CSWA will hold a drawing in early September when the assessment year has closed.  To be eligible for the drawing, you must have completed at least one full sustainability self-assessment for a vineyard or winery during the 2014-15 assessment year (by August 31). 


New Tool for Trade

Wine professionals can now learn about sustainable practices used in California vineyards and wineries through a one-hour online certificate course. The free course provides an opportunity for wine professionals (winery sales, marketing, hospitality staff, retailers, restaurateurs, etc.) to learn about sustainable winegrowing so they can confidently share information with others. The course is a great way for sales, marketing, tasting room and other non-production staff to get a better understanding of the types of sustainable practices used in many California vineyards and wineries. At the successful completion of the course, participants receive a printable California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassador certificate.

To get started, or learn more, visit:

First Annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 winners

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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.