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 (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.

Find certified Wines, Wineries, and Vineyards 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 AMBASSADOR 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/

CSWA COVID-19 Information

No Onsite Audits for 2020-For guidance on audits for the 2020 audit season, click here

Additional Resources

Wine Institute- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, Essential Employee/Business information and more.

California Association of Winegrape Growers – links to information about best practices and local, state and federal programs and requirements.

 

U.S. SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING SUMMIT EAST | NEW DATES: APRIL 20-21, 2021

North Fork of Long Island, New York

Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions.

What: Learn some of the driving forces behind the increasing interest in sustainable winegrowing. Be inspired with new ideas on how to bring sustainability education and outreach to your region's vineyards and wineries. 

Why: Together we can enhance the sustainability of all U.S. vineyards and wineries and credibly communicate the nationwide commitment to a global audience. 


For more information please visit https://www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/summit/

 

NEW CONSUMER RESEARCH PRESENTED AT FIRST U.S. SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING SUMMIT:  Shows Strong Interest in Sustainable Wine

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), with wine and grape association partners from New York, Oregon and Washington, and others around the country hosted the inaugural U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit | West on June 6-7, 2019 in Sonoma County. A highlight of the Summit was a presentation by Lulie Halstead, CEO of Wine Intelligence, on consumer perceptions of sustainable winegrowing. The research indicated high interest in purchasing sustainably produced wine in the future, a favorable perception of sustainable certification programs and certification logos, and a willingness to pay more for sustainably produced wine, particularly by Millennials and Gen Z. Learn more HERE

 



 

CSWA RELEASES 2019 CERTIFICATION REPORT

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has released its third annual Certification Report, highlighting the accomplishments of the 149 wineries and 2,097 vineyards in California that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). In 2019, the third-party certification program continued double digit growth, with a 50% increase in the number of certified vineyards and a 4.2% increase in the number of certified wineries. 

 
 
 

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