How to Apply for Certification

How to Apply for Certification

Find helpful links below that will guide you through the certification process. The very first step is to apply for certification, at which point you will receive an email outlining next steps. The documents listed below reflect program updates that went into effect January 2017.

Please download the CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE Program Guidebook - Jan. 2017 for full details about the certification program including the certification requirements, pre-requisites, process to obtain certification, guidelines for communicating certification, and other information. The Appendix is also available to download, which provides detailed guidance regarding the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook (Code Workbook) that must be followed as part of the CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE program.

Please contact Jodi Wilson (jwilson@wineinstitute.org or 415-356-7544) if you have any questions about the certification program or need assistance completing the application form.