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
Several Mondays ago I posted an email interview I had done with Mark Pisoni of Pisoni Vineyards. In this post I’d like to leave you with this short video I did with Mark a few months back when I went up to his neck of the woods to meet with a few of the SIP (Sustainability in Practice) … [Read More...]
We recently did our second Green Wine Chat on a Google Plus Hangout. Jerry James Stone, Larry Fournillier, and I (Matt Browne) were joined by Ashley Routson and Fritze Westover (SIP’s newest team member) to talk about the Paso Robles region and taste a few of the wines that this amazing, up and … [Read More...]
Doug Filipponi, Managing Member, Margarita Vineyards Classic Rock or Classic Country? Rock. Favorite spot in the vineyard? A place we call Oyster Ridge. Best tip for surviving the "Roller Coaster They Call Farming"? Read everything you can get hold of and stay at it. Red or White or...? … [Read More...]
Another Earth Day Food and Wine Festival is in the books and I can definitely say they somehow manage to get better and better each year. As you’ll see from the photos in the slideshow below there were tons of people, amazing food and wine, great music, owls, and so much more. This was the last … [Read More...]