2nd U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Virtual Summit - April 19-21, 2021
We were grateful to be joined by a community of nearly 500 participants from across the U.S. and 19 countries during the three-day, 2nd U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit. It is inspiring to see so many interested and dedicated to a sustainable wine industry. A sincere thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their stories and expertise, our partners for helping to organize the summit, and to our sponsors for their generous support. Summit recordings, a Q&A document containing replies to unanswered questions sent via "chat", and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) resources are offered below.
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.
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.
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.
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.