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.
2015 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
Download the 2015 report and appendix:
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report
2015 California Wine Community Sustainability Report APPENDIX
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 RELEASES FIRST ANNUAL CERTIFICATION REPORT
The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has released its first annual CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE Report, highlighting the accomplishments of the 127 wineries and 1099 vineyards in California that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE). In 2017, the certification program saw a 46% growth in the number of certified vineyards and 20% growth in the number of certified wineries.
THE VALUE OF SUSTAINABLE CERTIFICATION
As part of CSWA’s Economic Tools project, this six-page document outlines reasons to get certified, explores costs and benefits, and guides you through 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 full suite of Economic Tools can be found at: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/economic-tools.php.
PARTICIPANT SURVEY - FEEDBACK REQUESTED
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.
CSWA REGION 2 THIRD-PARTY PROGRAM
Click HERE to learn more about the CSWA Third-Party Program option developed to comply with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (Region 2), General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds (Order No. R2-2017-0033).