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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).