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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
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
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
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 edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the business and environmental benefits of sustainability at Coppola Winery, Terra d'Oro, and Stags' Leap. 

2013
Videos

Learn how California vintners and winegrape growers have utilized the 3rd edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook to measure their level of sustainability and benchmark internal practices against industry best practices.

2013
Videos

A 3:35 video about how Boisset Family Estates in St. Helena, CA uses performance metrics to measure and track their resource use over time and make improvements to their farming practices in areas such as water and energy efficiency.

2013
Videos

A 11:54 video on how Sustainability Produces Benefits for Business, Industry & Investing

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 sustainable practices, such as environmentally preferred purchasing, at Golden Eye Winery, Halter Ranch, and The Wine Group.

2008
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 how to develop an action plan around the sustainable practices that are right for one's operation. 

2004
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features composting practices at Shenandoah Vineyards/Sobon Estate, Scheid Vineyards, and Russian River Vineyard.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the energy saving efforts of Golden State Vintners, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and Benzinger.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features regulated deficit irrigation and drip irrigation as water conservation practices.

2002
Case Studies

This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the sustainable practices of Fetzer, Davis Bynum, and Frog's Leap.

2002