Welcome To SIP!
For over 15 years, we’ve helped growers, vineyards and consumers rethink their approach to sustainability. SIP Certified sustainable vineyards and wines is about great wines, healthy vineyards and the well being of workers (in every aspect) – maybe you’ll find yourself wanting to “sip” some of our tasty community once you learn more!
While many consumers are dedicated to looking for wines labeled as “green wine” or “organic wine,” SIP Certification is a unique combination beyond those two labels. Imagine a wine that builds community between vineyards, workers and the land. A new way to look at sustainable agriculture to ensure that:
- Fertile soils exist to produce hearty grapes for years to come.
- Vineyards and their workers are both dedicated to the same sustainable practices.
- Green wine and eco-savvy consumers have yet another choice they can make – one that supports both the land and the people that create their favorite wines.
From Our Blog
Celebrating with Farmers, Chefs, and Winemakers grown for the greater good ~ april 17-19, 2015 ~ california's central coast It’s been 9 years since our first Earth Day Food & Wine event. A few people teased us, others were perplexed. Many asked, what does Earth Day have to do with food and … [Read More...]
Thought Renaissance Faires were the only place to see falconry in action? Well, falcons are use in agriculture as a means of sustainable pest control. As winegrapes ripen, birds like Starlings and finches come out for the feast. SIP Certified Laetitia Vineyard & Winery has been utilizing these … [Read More...]
The 4th of July gives each of us something different to celebrate. Here at SIP we are celebrating the many farmers committed to protecting both natural and human resources. The comprehensive rules for SIP Certification (known as Standards) address many interrelated elements of the whole farm system. … [Read More...]
You hear a lot of talk about Integrated Pest Management (IMP) in vineyards. So what is IPM? The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu) defines IPM as: Integrated pest management (IPM) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on … [Read More...]