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This guidebook contains all certification program information: requirements, prerequisites, the steps to obtain certification, guidelines for communicating certification, and other information. 

2021
Guides

This short checklist includes the top steps to take to reduce the risk of fire on your property and how to prepare your vineyard or winery staff in the event of a fire.(Note: See Companion Video)

2021
Guides

The Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) Regulatory Reporting Tool assists growers in the Central Valley (Region 5) in complying with the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. This How-To Guide demonstrates use of the online tool available within the CSWA Online System. 

2021
Guides

As you identify the activities that occur in the winery, consider how much water each 

process uses and the volume of chemicals added during that process. At the same time, 

download the worksheets from the Wine Institute website which are provided to guide 

inventories for water use 

2021
Handouts

This document is an excerpt from Chapter 14 of the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook - 4th Edition. It contains definitions, summaries, and links to external resources on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Unconscious/Implicit Bias, Microaggression, Non-Racist vs. Anti-Racist, and training programs.

2021
Guides

Provides detailed guidance regarding the Code Workbook that must be followed as part of Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing

2020
Guides

This is a step by step guide outlining the process of the chain of custody audit required to use the certified wine logo.

2020
Guides

The compiled PowerPoint slides from the 2020 Certified Participant Webinar.

2020
Guides

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

2020
Guides

Find a full list of all Code Workbook prerequisite practices with relevant Code Workbook language and required score.

2020
Guides

Metrics guidance document that includes details on what needs to be measured, recorded and calculated to meet the metrics requirement. Participants should begin collecting data and tracking metrics in their first year of certification, but metrics will not be audited until the second year audit. 

2020
Guides

A list of all CCSW accredited auditors. Please contact the auditor directly for their fee structure and availability.

2020
Guides

This document contains the CCSW red and yellow listed (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials. These materials are regulated as restricted by the US Environmental Protection Agency and/or California DPR.

2020
Guides

This guidebook contains all certification program information: requirements, prerequisites, the steps to obtain certification, guidelines for communicating certification, and other information.  

2020
Guides

See which deadline group is most appropriate by using this guide.

2020
Guides

Find a list of prerequisite practices, other program requirements, and instruction on how to run an audit checklist report and a minimum score threshold report to see if you’re meeting score requirements, determine required action plans and supporting documentation prior to meeting with your auditor.  

2020
Guides

This document explains the administration and auditor fees associated with certification. 

2020
Guides

This checklist helps ensure your continued certification year after year.

2020
Guides

Learn how to conduct a distribution uniformity (DU) test with just a few simple tools and learn about the many benefits of conducting regular DU field tests. (Note: See Companion Worksheet). 

2017
Guides

This criterion and associated educational boxes address the use of Red/Yellow list (prohibited and/or restricted) crop protection materials as part of the certification requirements. Vineyards that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) may not use Red List materials by their second year of certification.

2017
Guides

Learn how sustainable winegrowing practices can help to mitigate risk in the vineyard. Funded in part by USDA Risk Management Agency.

2016
Guides

Learn how to prepare your winery or facility and your employees for an earthquake to mitigate risks.

2016
Guides

This document identifies the steps for initial certification (new applicants). 

2016
Guides

Aprenda cómo las prácticas vitivinícolas sostenibles pueden ayudar a mitigar el riesgo en el viñedo, la bodega y el mercado.

2016
Guides

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

2015
Guides

This resource for small wineries provides a set of tools to achieve goals for sustainable management of winery source water and process water.

2014
Guides

A four-page guide to a new online tool to help calculate GHG emissions from your vineyard soil through a computer model based on DNDC (DeNitrification-DeComposition).

2013
Guides

A short summary of the key management practices that influence carbon sequestration and GHG emissions in the vineyard.

2009
Guides

This very comprehensive guide provides a set of tools to achieve goals for sustainable management of all aspects of winery water use in larger wineries.

2008
Guides

Developed by the California Association of Winegrape Growers, this guide provides information on how to develop your values statement and best practices for good neighbor and community relations. 

2001