A webinar held May 24, 2021 focused on wildfire preparedness for vineyards and wineries. Other topics include available grants for wildfire prevention and preparedness, and insurance issues related to wildfires.
This video features a session from Day 3 of the U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit held on April 21, 2021. Speakers include growers from CA, NY, OR moderated by SF Chronicle Wine Critic Esther Mobley.
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 tutorial video demonstrates use of the online tool available within the CSWA Online System.
Watch this Healthy Soils webinar about the latest soil research and hear firsthand how the state’s winegrowers are implementing practices that improve vine health, increase water infiltration and retention, sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases, improve water and air quality and improve biological diversity of wildlife habitat.
This 10 minute video explains how to use the DIY Winery Energy Audit Tool. Note: This tool is available as either an interactive Excel tool or as an MS Word worksheet. Both versions include the same information; however, the Excel tool provides several extra benefits such as automatic calculations, customized energy use charts and the ability to manipulate or modify formulas. Please choose the version that will work best for you. The tools can be located by searching "Energy Audits" as a keyword in the search bar.
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 program.
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.
A 1 hour CSWA one hour webinar on preparing your vineyard for winter. Speakers include Rich Casale, Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist and Bill Birmingham, Conservation Project Manager at Napa RCD.
A 04:10 video featuring La Crema measuring water usage and identifying hotspots via a Water Facility Balance. Conduct your own facility water balance by using CSWA's Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool.
Como llevar a cabo una prueba de campo de uniformidad distribución - Mira un video para aprender como llevar a cabo una prueba de campo de uniformidad distribución y aprendre como usar las hojas de datos para calcular el DU en su viña.
A video tutorial that demonstrates how to use the Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool and the Water Budgeting Tool. Note: See Companion Tools 1)Winery Water Efficiency and Hot Spots Tool, and 2). Water Budgeting Tool.
A 3:33 minute video on why pump efficiency is important and how you can save money. Since pumps are such a big part of the vineyard irrigation system, there are big opportunities for energy savings. Learn more about how you could see up to 33% in energy savings through pump efficiency.
A 4 minute video about challenges and opportunities of implementing energy efficiency upgrades at Treasury Wine Estate’s historic Asti Winery and the benefits of respecting the historical integrity of a building during retrofits. Learn more about the how to get free design assistance and save money while planning, building or expanding your energy efficient winery through Pacific Gas & Electric's Savings by Design program and find out more about PG&E rebates and incentive programs.
A 3:39 video. Learn how Trinchero Family Estates manages their waste responsibly at their St. Helena facility through recycling efforts, waste audits, composting, employee engagement, and choosing suppliers who use recycled materials.
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.
A 3:42 video about Julie Nord of Nord Vineyard Services in Napa, CA implementing management practices in the vineyard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These management practices have been identified by researchers and experts who have targeted the major sources of greenhouse gases emissions in the vineyard.
A 3:49 minute video on Fuel cells. 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.
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 3:43 minute video about how Turner Road Vintners, a Constellations Brands winery and a Certified California Sustainable Winery, provides wetlands habitat for the benefit of local wildlife and employee enjoyment, while improving water quality and saving water through the installation of process water ponds and wetlands restoration efforts.
A 3:28 video. Learn about irrigation efficiency at Gallo Vineyards, a Certified California Sustainable Vineyard. Discover how various elements of infrastructure contribute to energy and water efficiency in the vineyard, including source meters, regular testing of equipment, and uniformed distribution.
A 3:37 minute video. Learn how J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines saved over 32,000 kilowatt hours and 20,000lbs in CO2 emissions per year through the installation of two high-speed roll-up doors in their barrel rooms.
A 3:18 video. See how Williams Selyem Winery, a Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP) participant, harnesses and utilizes the sun's energy to heat water for cleaning and sanitizing in their winery practices.
A 3:18 minute video. Learn how Imagery Estate Winery increased the energy efficiency of their refrigeration system, saved money and reduced CO2 emissions through installing variable frequency drives on their glycol pump.