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Templates & Forms

This form must be completed and submitted prior to bottling and labeling a wine bearing the CCSW wine logo and prior to the COC Audit. 

2020
Interactive Tools

This tool contains three steps designed to identify, implement and manage energy efficiency opportunities within a winery.  Upon clicking DOWNLOAD, an Excel file will download to your desktop. Note: this interactive tool has two companion pieces under "Energy Audits:"  1). a data worksheet  2). video tutorial. 

2020
Worksheets

This worksheet includes three complimentary steps all designed to identify, implement and manage energy efficiency opportunities within a winery. Note: this worksheet has two companion pieces 1). a downloadable Excel interactive tool and 2). video tutorial. All items can be located by searching "Energy Audits" as a keyword in the search bar.

2020
Videos

This 10 minute video explains the DIY Winery Energy Audit Checklist Tool. Note: this video has two companion pieces 1). a downloadable worksheet to use when gathering data and 2). an interactive excel tool. All items can be located by searching "Energy Audits" as a keyword in the search bar.

2020
Guides

This document explains the administration and auditor fees associated with certification. 

2020
Interactive Tools

Complete the questionnaire to help meet the certification prerequisite for 2-2 Environmental Compliance Planning.

2020
Templates & Forms

The following template serves as a guide to assist growers in creating a customized Integrated Pest Management Plan. This template is primarily relevant to Chapter 6 “Pest Management” of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing.

2020
Guides

This guidebook contains all certification program information: requirements, prerequisites, the steps to obtain certification, guidelines for communicating certification, and other information.  

2020
Guides

Find a list of prerequisite practices, other program requirements, and instruction on how to run an audit checklist report and a minimum score threshold report to see if you’re meeting score requirements, determine required action plans and supporting documentation prior to meeting with your auditor.  

2020
Guides

Find a full list of all Code Workbook prerequisite practices with relevant Code Workbook language and required score.

2020
Guides

Metrics guidance document that includes details on what needs to be measured, recorded and calculated to meet the metrics requirement. Participants should begin collecting data and tracking metrics in their first year of certification, but metrics will not be audited until the second year audit. 

2020
Templates & Forms

The following template serves as a guide to assist growers in creating a customized management plan that addresses air quality and climate change. This template is primarily relevant to Chapter 16 “Air Quality” of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing.

2020
Presentations

Webinar recording for certified participants seeking renewal. 

2020
Guides

A list of all CCSW accredited auditors. Please contact the auditor directly for their fee structure and availability.

2020
Templates & Forms

Complete this form with your application for certification when using crop protection materials from the yellow list. 

2020
Templates & Forms

The following template serves as a guide to assist growers in creating a customized management plan that addresses air quality and climate change.  This template is primarily relevant to Chapter 16 “Air Quality” of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing.  

2020
Guides

This checklist helps ensure your continued certification year after year.

2020
Guides

This document contains the CCSW red and yellow listed (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials. These materials are regulated as restricted by the US Environmental Protection Agency and/or California DPR.

2020
Interactive Tools

Complete the questionnaire to help meet the certification prerequisite for 2-2 Environmental Compliance Planning.

2020
Templates & Forms

A sample word document to document internal COC procedures (downloads as a Microsoft Word document upon clicking)

2020
Videos

Webinar recording of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) and Certification. Designed for New Applicants.

2020
Guides

See which deadline group is most appropriate by using this guide.

2020
Templates & Forms

Review prior to the COC Audit to prepare supporting documentation for the COC Audit.

2020
Guides

Provides detailed guidance regarding the Code Workbook that must be followed as part of Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing

2020
Guides

This is a step by step guide outlining the process of the chain of custody audit required to use the certified wine logo.

2020
Guides

The compiled PowerPoint slides from the 2020 Certified Participant Webinar.

2020
Guides

This is an excerpt from the guidebook on logo usage and communication guidelines for Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.

2020
Templates & Forms

This template can be completed to fulfill the action plan requirement, or participants can choose to use another written format that suits their needs.

2020
Interactive Tools

This tool assists growers in comparing the financial cost of air blast dilute sprayers (fan assisted) and electrostatic sprayers. The tool provides a summary of the present value for the two sprayer types allowing growers to determine potential payback periods for each sprayer.

2017
Interactive Tools

This tool has been designed to aid in creating and implementing an effective and cost efficient dust control strategy to protect air quality. The tool provides helpful information on different dust control techniques, types of palliatives commonly used, a simple worksheet for tracking your dust control strategies over time, and a cost comparison calculator that will help inform you of the most cost effective method for you to maintain unpaved roads.

2017
Guides

This criterion and associated educational boxes address the use of Red/Yellow list (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials as part of the certification requirements. Vineyards that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) may not use Red List materials by their second year of certification.

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
Templates & Forms

An excel based scouting template and a handout on identifying and treating hot spots, and using economic thresholds.

2017
Templates & Forms

An excel weed scouting template and handout to help growers assess and identify their weeds.

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

This video tutorial provides a demonstration of the Certification Cost Benefit Evaluation Tool. Note: See Companion Tool-Certification Cost Benefit Evaluation Tool. 

2017
Interactive Tools

This tool provides wineries with easy-to-follow steps for estimating the volume of solid waste generated at their facility by type: pomace and lees, diatomaceous earth, barrels, glass, cardboard, paper, capsules, cork, plastic, wood pallets, packaging, bins, food, landscaping yard waste, and metals. Note: see companion "how-to" video tutorial. 

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 allows potential certification applicants to evaluate the expected benefits and investments associated with the first year of certification. Some expected benefits include meeting new market needs and improving sales relationships. Note: See Companion How-To Video

2017
Worksheets

This DIY audit allows the individual winegrower to assess energy-consuming processes and equipment in order to discover potential changes in behavior or technology that can reduce energy consumption.

2017
Interactive Tools

 This Grapevine Trunk Disease web-based tool is designed to help growers assess the costs and economic benefits of implementing various preventative practices at different ages of vineyard maturity.

2017
Guides

This document identifies the steps for initial certification (new applicants). 

2016