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

"The sustainable workbook, offered by CSWA, allows the winegrower or winemaker the opportunity to compare their operating practices to a standard, identify where changes can be accomplished and develop a sustainable work plan for improvement. Self assessment, the ability to identify those improvements and at what cost, is an important step in sustainable winegrowing goals, benefiting all wine country communities."

-Randy Lange

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) 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.

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 Ambassadors 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:

Economic Tools Project: The Value of Sustainable Certification

As part of CSWA’s Economic Tools project, we’ve developed this six-page document addressing reasons to get Certified, how to evaluate costs and benefits, top three benefits of Certification, how to communicate Certification to various audiences, and how to get started in the Certification process. Click here to view the pdf The Value of Sustainable Certification.

The 2.5-year project was funded by a CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant and involved an advisory group comprised of agricultural economists from Cal Poly, UC Davis, Fresno State and Sacramento State, regional association partners and other experts. The new Economic Tools can be found at:




CSWA announces an RFQ for auditors interested in CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE. Applications are due November 10, 2017. Please view the requirements here: Auditor RFQ


CSWA seeks expressions of interest and qualifications from experts in a discipline associated with erosion and sediment control. Applications are due November 10, 2017. Please view the requirements here: WDR RFQ



CSWA is committed to continuous improvement and welcomes feedback and suggestions from participants. Click HERE and take 5 minutes to tell us what you think. 



Download the 2015 report and appendix:
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report APPENDIX