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Interactive Tools

This tool provides compliance resources and outlines which environmental permits and licenses apply to vineyards and wineries.

2021
Handouts

This handout features the highlights from the 2nd U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit held virtually April 2021. 

2021
Report

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.

2021
Presentations

This webinar demonstrates how to use the interactive tool and how to comply with the 2021 Statewide Winery General Order. 

2021
Interactive Tools

This interactive online tool is designed to help California wineries identify and address their water management needs.

2021
Guides

Use this handout and the worksheets from the Wine Institute website which are provided to guide inventories for water use.

2021
Worksheets

This worksheet develops a water use inventory for the winery.

2018
Videos

In field Distribution Uniformity Testing

2018
Videos

Uniformidad Distribución (DU) es importante para la calidad de uvas de vino.

2018
Videos

La Crema measures water usage and identifies hotspots via a Water Facility Balance. 

2018
Videos

Mira un video para aprender como llevar a cabo una prueba de campo de uniformidad distribución 

2018
Handouts

Aprende a realizar una prueba de campo de la uniformidad de distribución de riego en viñedos.

2018
Videos

A demonstration of the Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool and the Water Budgeting Tool.

2017
Guides

Learn how to conduct a distribution uniformity (DU) test.

2017
Interactive Tools

This tool estimates current cost of water, including the costs of acquiring water, using the water, and disposing of that water. 

2017
Videos

A  demonstration of the Vineyard Sustainable Water Management Tool. 

2017
Interactive Tools

Use this tool to create an effective sustainable water management strategy that helps save both water and money. 

2017
Interactive Tools

Use this tool to identify the highest water using activities to understand where water is being used throughout the winery.

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

Conducting regular Distribution Uniformity tests for grape quality. 

2017
Guides

Learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard.

2016
Worksheets

A worksheet for evaluating distribution uniformity in your vineyard drip irrigation system. 

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 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

Pipeline Inspection Gauges (PIGs) save money, help conserve water and reduce energy.

2013
Videos

A discussion of the importance and financial benefit of pump efficiency.

2013
Videos

Boisset Family Estates discusses the importance of tracking metrics.

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
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

J. Lohr vineyard and winery employees conserve water.

2013
Videos

Turner Road Vintners preserves wetlands for wildlife.

2012
Videos

Gallo Vineyards improves water infrastructure and gains effeciency.

2012
Videos

New aerator system results in multiple improvements.

2012
Guides

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

2008