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Report

A report of certified wines that feature the wine logo or written certification claims on the bottle as of July 1, 2021. Vintages include 2017-2020. 

2021
Presentations

This video features a session from Day 3 of the U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit held April 21, 2021 including an introduction by Bill Sweat and remarks by Elaine Chukan Brown. 

2021
Report

A report of certified wines that feature the wine logo on the bottle as of October 2020. Vintages include 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

2020
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Green Medal Business Award Winner Steve McIntyre of Monterey Pacific, Inc. discussing his organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and conventional farming and business practices.

2020
Research

This document contains the slides from a webinar held on June 5, 2020, on Consumer and Trade Perceptions of Sustainable Wine which featured research conducted by Christian Miller of Full Glass Research and Lulie Halstead of Wine Intelligence. 

2020
Guides

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

2020
Handouts

This handout features the highlights from the inaugural US Sustainable Winegrowing Summit held in Sonoma County, California in June 2019. 

2020
Research

CSWA and partner organizations from New York, Oregon and Washington commissioned Wine Intelligence to conduct research on consumer perceptions of sustainable winegrowing in 2019. 

2019
Videos

This video captures the grower perspective on sustainable winegrowing by answering the prompt "Sustainability Is..." Many high impact practices are mentioned in this collection of insights from growers who particpate in Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) program.

2019
Videos

This video explores what the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing wine logo represents. The round certification logo can be found on the back of wine labels for wines that have been made from certified grapes in a certified winery and have passed a Chain of Custody Audit. 

2019
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Marissa Lange, president of the winery side of LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards with a look back at her family's history and commitment to sustainability.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Project Manager Haley Duncan discussing LEED Certification at her family's Silver Oak Winery.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Harry Wetzel, IV, head of operations at his family's Alexander Valley Vineyard discussing the property's heritage, raising chickens and keeping bees.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Green Medal Community Award Winner KG Vineyard Management discussing their progressive employee practices and community engagement. 

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with CA Executive Director Nick Matteis discussing his blog series and educational campaign for consumers that builds connection between them and the California farmers that produce their food and beverage. 

2018
Case Studies

This month features Ponte Winery's managing partner Claudio Ponte discussing their usage of the CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE logo on the bottle to communicate to consumers their certification status.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with father and son Jerry and Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines discussing the creation of the California Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance, which celebrated its 15 year of sustainable education programming. 

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with David Glancy, MS, CWE, the founder and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Wine School, discussing his experience as a judge for the Green Medal award among other things.

2018
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Cameron Parry, director of winemaking at Groth Vineyards, discussing the connection between healthy soils and grape and wine quality.

2017
Case Studies

This month features Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, discussing Visit California's and celebrity chef Tyler Florence's fundraising event The Grateful Table, an al fresco Thanksgiving-style meal that saluted first responders and raised funds for victims of the North Bay wildfires in October.

2017
Case Studies

This month features Brian Tally of Tally Vineyards discussing employee retention, workplace culture, and a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) endeavor.

2017
Case Studies

This month features Teri Kerns of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery discussing her new certification and the ways she incorporates environmentalism into her business.

2017
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Brian Streeter, culinary director of Cakebread Cellars discussing the farm-to-table meals his team delivers on an almost daily basis.

2017
Case Studies

This month features interviews with Randy Krag and Paul Zellman, developers and teachers of the Master Vigneron Academy in Lake County.

2017
Case Studies

This month features Spottswoode President Beth Novak discussing an extensive creek restoration on their vineyards.

2017
Case Studies

This month features interviews with former head of grower relations Lise Asimont and former sustainability manager Rhonda Hood discussing the winery's leadership in obtaining certification for its sustainability practices.

2017
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Robin Baggett, proprietor of Alpha Omega, discussing the installation of a solar power microgrid system.

2017
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
Case Studies

This month features interviews with Full Glass Research Christian Miller discussing the highlights of a CSWA commissioned trade survey analyzing the wine trade's view of sustainability.

2017
Videos

A 03:35 minute video featuring Francis Ford Coppola Winery on the value, commitment and benefits of becoming a Certified California Sustainable Winery and Vineyard.

2017
Handouts

 A two-page handout which covers the benefits of CCSW, a summary of certification requirements, and example sustainable topics and practices. 

2017
Brochures

A brief overview of Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program in a printable, postcard format.

2017
Handouts

This handout features the top 3 reasons to get (and stay) certified, a tool that can help estimate the dollar value derived from certification, highlights of market research showing the interest in sustainable certification, tips to effectively communicate about your certification, and a summary of certification requirements and logos. 

2017
Videos

A 1:40 minute video that describes key elements of sustainable winegrowing. 

2017
Case Studies

This month features Silver Mountain Vineyard founder Jerold O'Brien discussing his sustainability practices from solar panels to organic farming practices.

2016
Case Studies

This month features an interview with HALL President Mike Reynolds discussing the path to LEED Gold Certification.

2016
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Karl Wente, chief operating officer and chief winemaker, for the family's business discussing past, present and future of this 133 year old enterprise.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Tablas Creek partner and general manager Jason Haas discussing the winery's involvement in the community and its sustainable practices.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Bronco Wine Company's vineyard manager Jose "Junior" Robles discussing the use of owls to manage rodents in the vineyards.

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
Case Studies

This month features Katie Jackson of Jackson family wines discussing their leadership role in sustainability.

2016
Case Studies

This month features John Concannon, fourth generation vintner of Concannon Winery, discussing the impact of sustainable practices on wine quality and more.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Viticulturist Dave Terry manager of more than 600 acres for Laetitia Vineyards Winery discussing cover crops.

2016
Case Studies

This month features Vineyard manager Dirk Heuvel, a McManis son-in-law, discussing their employee practices.

2016
Research

2016 research, commissioned by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), shows that a majority of the U.S. wine trade considers sustainability when making purchasing decisions and expects demand to increase over the next decade.

2016
Brochures

An overview of the California Sustainable Winegrowing program (SWP).

2016
Case Studies

This month features Julie Nord of Nord Vineyard Services discussing community engagement, employee practices, and cover crops.

2015
Case Studies

This month features Green Medal Winner Benziger Family Winery discussing biodiversity and the deployment of sheep in their vineyard. 

2015
Case Studies

This month features Kent Mann, vice president of operations for Trinchero's Lodi facility, discussing innovations in packaging and labeling.

2015
Case Studies

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

2015
Case Studies

This month features an interview with Fetzer's sustainability manager, Josh Prigge discussing sustainability practices, employee engagement, and solid waste management.

2015
Guides

A short guide developed by communications experts and gatekeepers about how to effectively communicate your sustainability efforts.

2015
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the following: trade and consumer survey results, three wineries' examples of how they communicate their sustainable practices to the public, and practical tips for communicating sustainable practices.

2013
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter discusses the inaugural debut of CSWA's certification program. 

2011
Videos

A 5:18 minute video discussing the next steps for the Sustainable Winegrowing Program.

2010
Videos

A 2:59 minute video announcing the launch of the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program.

2010
Videos

A 3:15 minute video that highlights California Sustainable Winegrowing

2010
Videos

A 31:03 minute video featuring moderator: Chris Savage of E. & J. Gallo Winery, and Panelists: Bill Cooper of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Kim Ledbetter Bronson of Vino Farms, Neil Roberts of Roberts Vineyard Management, and Steve Smit of Constellation Wines U.S.

2010
Videos

A 11:57 minute video featuring a press event on the launch of Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing

2010
Research

An interpretation of a 2008 survey of the California wine industry, which aimed to identify motivations and constraints for the adoption of sustainable practices, perceived impacts of the practices, and the effectiveness of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP).

2009
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the ways Cline Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Tablas Creek communicate sustainability to the public.

2006
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features vineyard technology for sustainable practices.

2006
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features an overview of CSWA workshop content, biodigesters, IPM, and rodent control practices.

2005
Videos

A 7:45 minute video about the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program.

2004
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the ways wineries engage their community and develop positive relationships.

2002