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

 4th Edition Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook

California Code of Sustainable
Winegrowing Workbook - 
4th Edition

Download the Code Workbook

 Find SWP Participants

2021 California Green Medal Award - Applications are open!  

Applications are open!

7th Annual California Green Medal:
Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards
Apply by April 2, 2021.

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. Learn more here.

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2nd U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Virtual Summit - April 19-21, 2021

Proceedings coming soon! 

Join us and other regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders,
and others committed to sustainability for our 2nd U.S. Sustainability Winegrowing Summit. Learn
some of the driving forces behind the increasing interest in sustainable winegrowing. Become inspired
with new ideas on how to bring sustainabilityeducation and outreach to your region’s vineyards and
wineries, your consumers and to trade. Together we can enhance the sustainability of all U.S.
vineyards and wineries, and credibly communicate our nationwide commitment to a global audience.

Visit our Summit page for more information. 


CSWA Releases its 2020 Certification Report

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has released its fourth annual Certification
Report, highlighting the accomplishments of the 171 wineries and 2,247 vineyards in California that
are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW). In 2020, the third-party certification program
celebrated a 7% increase of certified vineyards and 8% increase in the number of certified wineries. 
Read press release.


Consumer and Trade Research Shows Increased
Demand for Sustainably Produced Wine

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) along with co-hosts from California,
New York, Oregon and Washington hosted a webinar June 5, 2020, sharing the latest consumer 
and trade perceptions on sustainable wine. Two wine industry research experts, Lulie Halstead,
CEO of Wine Intelligence based in London, and Christian Miller, proprietor of Full Glass Research
in Berkeley, presented new data and insights from recent consumer and trade research on perceptions
of sustainable winegrowing, certification and practices. Their research indicates increasing market
demand for sustainably produced wine. As the value of sustainability in the marketplace flourishes,
growers and vintners across the U.S. are increasingly embracing sustainable winegrowing practices.
Learn more here.  

COVID-19 Resources

Harvest Protocols Workbook
Protocols were developed based on health and safety guidance from government agencies, and formatted into a
workbook to facilitate the process for vineyards and wineries to adhere to these new IIPP guidelines and prepare
for harvest activities. Topics include administrative process, hygiene, cleaning and sanitization, physical distancing,
employee wellness screening/checks, employee housing/transportation/training, and communications and resources.
Download: English | Español

Grape Truck Protocols 
Wine Institute has developed protocols specific to assisting wine production facilities manage incoming third-party
grape truck drivers during the COVID-19 crisis. The information contained in these Grape Truck Protocols was gathered
from CDC and public health departments. These protocols are intended to provide general information to the industry,
and to ensure the continuation of health and safety practices. English | Español

Onsite Audits Not Required for 2021 - View guidance on audits for the 2021 audit season.

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.