California Wine Community Sustainability Report 2015
The California wine community's third major report benchmarking sustainability practices was released January 2016. The report shows broad participation in the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) and wide adoption and implementation of sustainable practices in vineyards and wineries around the state. The Report also shows growing participation in Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, a program providing third-party verification of sustainability practices.
Download the 2015 report and appendix:
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report APPENDIX
California Sustainable Winegrowing Program 2012 Progress Report
The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) report on the level of adoption of sustainable winegrowing practices in California every 5 years, beginning with the first report in 2004 and a subsequent report in 2009. These full sustainability reports show the aggregated scores for all growers and vintners who participate in the self-assessment program for each of the sustainability practices covered in the Code workbook. In interim years, such as 2006 and 2012, CSWA, Wine Institute and CAWG release progress reports to highlight grower and vintner participation, the program's accomplishments and to acknowledge CSWA's many collaborators.
Download California Sustainable Winegrowing Program 2012 Progress Report.
California Wine Community Sustainability Report 2009
CSWA, Wine Institute and CAWG presented its second major report measuring the level of sustainable practices among vintners and growers on a statewide basis at a press conference held January 13, 2010 in San Francisco. The report is a follow-up report to the 2004 Sustainability Report. The report contains evaluation results collected from over 200 workshops, and represents vineyard and winery assessment results for about 62% percent of the California's 240 million case production and 68% of its 526,000 wine acres.
Download Sustainability Report Executive Summary 2009.
For additional sections of the 2009 Sustainability Report, click here.
California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Progress Report 2006
CSWA released its first interim progress report in December 2006 to highlight the program's accomplishments since the 2004 statewide report was published (see below). The progress report also acknowledges CSWA's many collaborators who are crucial to the success of the program and describes the many areas of sustainability addressed through action plan workshops, including ecosystems management, integrated pest management, air and water quality, and energy efficiency. The report specifically details progress made through the target education events on integrated pest management and adoption of practices by growers. The next full sustainability report will be released in 2009.
Download the 2006 Progress Report.
California Wine Community Sustainability Report 2004
CSWA, Wine Institute and CAWG presented its first report measuring the level of sustainable practices among vintners and growers on a statewide basis at a press conference held October 6, 2004 in San Francisco. The report is the first time an entire industry sector has used a common assessment tool to document the adoption of sustainable practices among its members and reported the results publicly. The presentation was held at Fort Mason's Golden Gate Room and attended by wine industry stakeholders, government officials, and members of academia, the environmental community and the media.
The evaluation results collected from over 70 workshops are contained in the 2004 report, and represent about 40 percent of the California's 260 million case production and 25 percent of its 529,000 wine acres.
Download Sustainability Report Executive Summary 2004.
For additional sections of the 2004 Sustainability Report, click here.