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Watch how a Distribution Uniformity (DU) Test is completed in the field and learn how to use CSWA's field data sheet template to easily calculate your vineyard's DU.

2018
Videos

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.

2018
Videos

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. 

2018
Videos

La Importancia de Uniformidad Distribución – Aprende por que la practica regularmente de pruebas de DU es importante para la calidad de uvas de vino.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Ridge Vineyards Senior Vice President of Vineyard Operations David Gates, Jr. discussing wise water use and two new methods for water management.

2017
Videos

A video on why conducting regular Distribution Uniformity tests is an important practice for winegrape quality. 

2017
Videos

A video demonstration of the Vineyard Sustainable Water Management Tool. See companion resource: Vineyard Sustainable Water Management Tool. 

2017
Interactive Tools

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. 

2017
Videos

A video on how to conduct a Distribution Uniformity test and how to use CSWA's field data sheet template to easily calculate your vineyard's DU.

2017
Videos

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. 

2017
Interactive Tools

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. 

2017
Interactive Tools

This tool walks users through the steps needed to identify the highest water using activities ("hot spots") at the winery, and results in a conceptual facility water balance to understand where water is being used throughout the winery.

2017
Guides

Learn how to conduct a distribution uniformity (DU) test with just a few simple tools and learn about the many benefits of conducting regular DU field tests. (Note: See Companion Worksheet). 

2017
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Rodney Strong winegrower Ryan Decker discussing the many ways they mitigate risk in the vineyard and winery.

2016
Guides

Learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard. Funded in part by USDA Risk Management Agency.

2016
Case Studies

This month features an interview with vineyard manager Lucas Pope discussing some of the steps the winery has taken to farm sustainably.

2016
Worksheets

A worksheet for evaluating distribution uniformity in your vineyard drip irrigation system. (See Companion Guide and Video on Distribution Uniformity).

2016
Case Studies

This month features Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell of Bien Nacido Vineyards discussing water management and conservation. 

2015
Case Studies

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.

2014
Guides

This resource for small wineries provides a set of tools to achieve goals for sustainable management of winery source water and process water.

2014
Case Studies

A case study of improving pump efficiency on the vineyard and conserving water and energy. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
Videos

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.

2013
Case Studies

A case study of water and energy conservation efforts in the vineyards of E. & J. Gallo Winery. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
Videos

A 3:28 video. See how J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, a Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) vineyard and winery, manages and conserves water at their Paso Robles winery.

2013
Videos

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.

2013
Case Studies

A case study of using Pipeline Inspection Gauges to reduce water use and associated energy consumption at wineries. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
Videos

A 3:45 video. See how Sonoma Wine Company, a Certified California Sustainable Winery, uses Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIGs) to save money, help conserve water, and reduce energy use.

2013
Videos

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.

2012
Videos

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.

2012
Videos

A 3:13 minute video. Learn how Korbel increased energy efficiency, saved money, reduced CO2 emissions and improved water quality through installing a new aerator system.

2012
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features CSWA's metrics project and three case studies in sustainable practices: Vineyard 29, Simi Winery, and Vineyard Professional Services.

2011
Guides

This very comprehensive guide provides a set of tools to achieve goals for sustainable management of all aspects of winery water use in larger wineries.

2008
Worksheets

This worksheet develops a water use inventory for the winery.

2008
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the ways Clos du Bois, Yorkville Cellars, and Maurice Car'rie Winery preserve air and water quality

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features composting practices at Shenandoah Vineyards/Sobon Estate, Scheid Vineyards, and Russian River Vineyard.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features regulated deficit irrigation and drip irrigation as water conservation practices.

2002