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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).