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

2018
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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
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This month features an interview with Green Medal Community Award Winner KG Vineyard Management discussing their progressive employee practices and community engagement. 

2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This month features Brian Tally of Tally Vineyards discussing employee retention, workplace culture, and a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) endeavor.

2017
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This month features Teri Kerns of Ramona Ranch Vineyards & Winery discussing her new certification and the ways she incorporates environmentalism into her business.

2017
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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
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This month features interviews with Randy Krag and Paul Zellman, developers and teachers of the Master Vigneron Academy in Lake County.

2017
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This month features Spottswoode President Beth Novak discussing an extensive creek restoration on their vineyards.

2017
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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
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This month features an interview with Robin Baggett, proprietor of Alpha Omega, discussing the installation of a solar power microgrid system.

2017
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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
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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
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This month features an interview with Rodney Strong winegrower Ryan Decker discussing the many ways they mitigate risk in the vineyard and winery.

2016
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This month features Silver Mountain Vineyard founder Jerold O'Brien discussing his sustainability practices from solar panels to organic farming practices.

2016
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This month features an interview with HALL President Mike Reynolds discussing the path to LEED Gold Certification.

2016
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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
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This month features Tablas Creek partner and general manager Jason Haas discussing the winery's involvement in the community and its sustainable practices.

2016
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This month features Bronco Wine Company's vineyard manager Jose "Junior" Robles discussing the use of owls to manage rodents in the vineyards.

2016
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This month features an interview with vineyard manager Lucas Pope discussing some of the steps the winery has taken to farm sustainably.

2016
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This month features Katie Jackson of Jackson family wines discussing their leadership role in sustainability.

2016
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This month features John Concannon, fourth generation vintner of Concannon Winery, discussing the impact of sustainable practices on wine quality and more.

2016
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This month features Viticulturist Dave Terry manager of more than 600 acres for Laetitia Vineyards Winery discussing cover crops.

2016
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This month features Vineyard manager Dirk Heuvel, a McManis son-in-law, discussing their employee practices.

2016
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This month features Julie Nord of Nord Vineyard Services discussing community engagement, employee practices, and cover crops.

2015
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This month features Green Medal Winner Benziger Family Winery discussing biodiversity and the deployment of sheep in their vineyard. 

2015
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This month features Kent Mann, vice president of operations for Trinchero's Lodi facility, discussing innovations in packaging and labeling.

2015
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This month features Vineyard Manager Chris Hammell of Bien Nacido Vineyards discussing water management and conservation. 

2015
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This month features an interview with Fetzer's sustainability manager, Josh Prigge discussing sustainability practices, employee engagement, and solid waste management.

2015
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The CSWA Highlights Newsletter features why three vintners chose to self-assess their operations for sustainability through the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) program and how they have benefited.

2014
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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
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A case study of historic Asti Winery's application of energy efficient sustainability measures. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
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A case study of the renewable energy and energy efficient applications at LangeTwins Winery & Vineyards. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
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A case study of using Pipeline Inspection Gauges to reduce water use and associated energy consumption at wineries. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
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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
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A case study of William Selyem Winery  implemeting solar thermal heating system to reduce energy costs for heating water used for cleaning and sanitizing. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
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A case study of improving pump efficiency on the vineyard and conserving water and energy. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
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A case study of water and energy conservation efforts in the vineyards of E. & J. Gallo Winery. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
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Fuel Cells are a reliable, efficient and stable energy source that offer many benefits when compared to traditional combustion energy sources, including energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. PG&E’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying wind or fuel cell self-generation equipment. (Note: See Companion Video).

2013
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A case study of the energy conservation goals met by the implementation of high speed roll-up doors at J. Lohr Vineyards & Winery. (Note: See Companion Video)

2013
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the many ways California wineries and vineyards give back to their community locally and abroad. 

2011
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features three case studies of sustainable practices that include precision farming, weather stations and owl boxes among other things.

2011
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter discusses the inaugural debut of CSWA's certification program. 

2011
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features CSWA's metrics project and three case studies in sustainable practices: Vineyard 29, Simi Winery, and Vineyard Professional Services.

2011
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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
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A case study of the conservation of biodiversity practices in vineyard sites in the North Coast region.

2008
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features case studies on energy efficiency at Long Meadow Ranch and Korbel Champagne Cellars.

2007
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features the ways Cline Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, and Tablas Creek communicate sustainability to the public.

2006
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter discusses how animals are used for pest management.

2006
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features vineyard technology for sustainable practices.

2006
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter features an overview of CSWA workshop content, biodigesters, IPM, and rodent control practices.

2005
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This edition of the CSWA Highlights Newsletter focuses on wineries with solar power along with other sustainable practices.

2005
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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
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the sustainable employee practices of Honig Vineyard and Winery, Roederer Estate, and Ironstone Vineyards.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the ways Clos du Bois, Yorkville Cellars, and Maurice Car'rie Winery preserve air and water quality

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features sustainable pest management at Cooper-Garrod, Paul Masson Cellars, and Dry Creek Vineyards.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features composting practices at Shenandoah Vineyards/Sobon Estate, Scheid Vineyards, and Russian River Vineyard.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the energy saving efforts of Golden State Vintners, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and Benzinger.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features sustainable pest management at Cooper-Garrod, Paul Masson Cellars, and Dry Creek Vineyards.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the ways wineries engage their community and develop positive relationships.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the benefits of preserving wildlife habitat and corridors near wineries and vineyards.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features canopy management at Delicato, Orfila, and Groth.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features regulated deficit irrigation and drip irrigation as water conservation practices.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features the sustainable practices of Fetzer, Davis Bynum, and Frog's Leap.

2002
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This edition of the CSWA Highlight's Newsletter features cover cropping, with a look at the experiences and expertise at Trinchero Family Estates, Cinnabar Vineyards and Winery and Domaine Chandon.

2002