This tool is intended to help winegrape growers and vintners understand which environmental permits and licenses apply to the vineyard and/or winery and provides background information and resources to determine next steps to comply with relevant permits and/or obtain licenses. These permits and licenses apply to areas such as water quality, water supply, air quality, and hazardous materials and wastes.
This report produced by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) shows broad participation in our educational and certification programs, and wide implementation of sustainable practices in vineyards and wineries around the state.
This webinar demonstrates how to use an interactive tool to evaluate and implement sustainable practices for winery water quality and how the tool can help wineries to comply with the January 2021 Statewide Winery General Order.
Como llevar a cabo una prueba de campo de uniformidad distribución - Mira un video para aprender como llevar a cabo una prueba de campo de uniformidad distribución y aprendre como usar las hojas de datos para calcular el DU en su viña.
A 04:10 video featuring La Crema measuring water usage and identifying hotspots via a Water Facility Balance. Conduct your own facility water balance by using CSWA's Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool.
A video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool and the Water Budgeting Tool. Note: See Companion Tools 1)Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool, and 2). Water Budgeting Tool.
This tool can be used to estimate your current cost of water, including the costs of acquiring water, using the water, and disposing of that water. Use this tool after first completing the Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool. Note: See Companion tools and resources 1) Video Tutorial: Winery Water Efficiency, Hot Spots and Budgeting Tool and 2) Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool.
This tool is designed to help growers create an effective sustainable water management strategy that helps save both water and money, as detailed in Chapter 5 of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook. Note: See companion "How To" video tutorial.
The CSWA Highlights Newsletter features why three vintners chose to self-assess their operations for sustainability through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) program and how they have benefited.
A 3:35 video about how Boisset Family Estates in St. Helena, CA uses performance metrics to measure and track their resource use over time and make improvements to their farming practices in areas such as water and energy efficiency.
A 3:33 minute video on why pump efficiency is important and how you can save money. Since pumps are such a big part of the vineyard irrigation system, there are big opportunities for energy savings. Learn more about how you could see up to 33% in energy savings through pump efficiency.
A 3:43 minute video about how Turner Road Vintners, a Constellations Brands winery and a Certified California Sustainable Winery, provides wetlands habitat for the benefit of local wildlife and employee enjoyment, while improving water quality and saving water through the installation of process water ponds and wetlands restoration efforts.
A 3:28 video. Learn about irrigation efficiency at Gallo Vineyards, a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard. Discover how various elements of infrastructure contribute to energy and water efficiency in the vineyard, including source meters, regular testing of equipment, and uniformed distribution.