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Handouts

A Roadmap to Address Climate Challenges and Build Resiliency. A companion handout to the CSWA Climate Smart Report, a customized report that summarizes the 71 climate beneficial practices included in the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing (4th Edition). The report can be generated in the Sustainable Winegrowing Program Online System after a vineyard or winery self-assessment is completed.

2021
Handouts

This document is an excerpt from the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook (4th Edition) and includes educational boxes that cover climate smart practices. 

2021
Handouts

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

2021
Presentations

A webinar held May 24, 2021 focused on wildfire preparedness for vineyards and wineries. Other topics include available grants for wildfire prevention and preparedness, and insurance issues related to wildfires.

2021
Videos

This video features a session from Day 3 of the U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit held on April 21, 2021. Speakers include growers from CA, NY, OR moderated by SF Chronicle Wine Critic Esther Mobley.

2021
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
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
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
Handouts

A handout about trunk disease prevention practices and the Economic Tool that enables growers to compare long-term cost savings from early adoption. See companion resources: interactive tool and video tutorial on trunk disease.

2017
Research

A summary of the results and recommendations stemming from a study of California wine's carbon footprint.

2014
Guides

A four-page guide to a new online tool to help calculate GHG emissions from your vineyard soil through a computer model based on DNDC (DeNitrification-DeComposition).

2013
Videos

A 3:42 video about Julie Nord of Nord Vineyard Services in Napa, CA implementing management practices in the vineyard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These management practices have been identified by researchers and experts who have targeted the major sources of greenhouse gases emissions in the vineyard.

2013
Research

A summary report of a literature review used to determine what was known about California vineyard GHG production and sequestration potential.

2010
Guides

A short summary of the key management practices that influence carbon sequestration and GHG emissions in the vineyard.

2009
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features sustainable practices, such as environmentally preferred purchasing, at Golden Eye Winery, Halter Ranch, and The Wine Group.

2008