Due July 15 – SIP Certified Vineyard Inspections

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SIP Certified Vineyard Inspections should be completed July 15, 2015.  Below are links to help finish up 2015 vineyard inspections. Find Vineyard Inspection Type to determine which Standards to document in the database. Document Vineyard Standards in the Database based on your Inspection Type. Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection Doc + Onsite (Cycle 2 or 3) = complete Standards marked “D” and “D+O” and onsite inspection Documentation (Cycle 2 or 3) = complete Standards marked “D” Vineyards in Cycle 2 or 3 with a Documentation inspection … [Read more...]

Vineyard Inspections – Standards to Document & Onsite Inspections

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SIP is an annually inspected certification. The certification process is a 3-year cycle, with all growers receiving a complete documentation and onsite inspection in Cycle 1. Growers will receive various combinations of documentation inspections, interviews, and onsite inspections for Cycles 2 and 3. The Inspection Type determines which Standards to document and whether there will be an onsite inspection for the June 1 to July 15 inspections. Document the Standards in the database and schedule an onsite inspection (where applicable) based on the following inspection types: Full (Cycle … [Read more...]

Edit Certified Blocks and Acres in the Database

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View the SIP Certification Vineyard Database User Guide for Screen Shots. 1. Login to the database. 2. Click Vineyards. 3. Click the name of the Vineyard you want to edit. 4. Click Blocks and Acres. To make changes, click the field you want to edit, update the information, and click the check mark. To delete, click the trash can icon to delete a line. To add new blocks, enter a new block by entering information into blank fields (located at the top of the page) and click Add. … [Read more...]

Review Vineyard Inspector Comments and Update Documentation

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View the SIP Certification Vineyard Database User Guide for Screen Shots. Once your inspector has reviewed your online documentation you can review the inspector’s comments and make changes to your documentation as needed. 1. Login to the database. 2. Click Certifications. 3. Under Certifications in Progress, click the name of the Vineyard you want to document the Standards for. 4. Look for the chapter(s) with an exclamation point symbol (!) to the right. These have questions requiring additional documentation. Click the chapter you want to review. The Auditor column shows … [Read more...]

How to Document Vineyard Standards in the Database

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View the SIP Certification Vineyard Database User Guide for Screen Shots. 1. Login to the database. 2. Click Certifications. 3. Under Certifications in Progress, click the name of the Vineyard you want to document the Standards for. This screen shows the points achieved by each Vineyard based on Standards completion. = Application & History: view certification progress # Req’s = Requirements: vineyard must complete all Requirements (assigned 500 points) Points = Management Enhancements: vineyard must achieve at least 50% of available points Total Points = Total Score: … [Read more...]

Find Vineyard Inspection Type

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View the SIP Certification Vineyard Database User Guide for Screen Shots. Find your vineyard inspection type by: 1. Login to the database. 2. Click Certifications 3. Under Certifications in Progress, below Appl. click the icon 4. Under Audit, Audit Type see your inspection type: Full – new applicant (8 – 12 hour inspection) = complete documentation and onsite inspection Full – renewal applicant (5 – 6 hour inspection) = complete documentation and onsite inspection Documentation (1 – 3 hour inspection) = renewal documentation offsite inspection (database Standards marked … [Read more...]

Schedule a Vineyard Inspector in the Database

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View the SIP Certification Vineyard Database User Guide for Screen Shots. SIP Vineyard inspections take place between June 1 and July 15. Call or email your inspector in May to select a date (Inspector contact information is available online) 1. Login to the database 2. Click Certifications 3. Under Certifications in Progress, below Appl. click the icon 4. Under Audit, Audit Scheduled, select the agreed upon inspection date 5. Under Audit, Auditor, select the Inspector name from dropdown 6. Click Save 7. Your inspector can now see your Standards documentation … [Read more...]

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SIP Certified Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Gris

Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certification authenticates that winegrapes are grown with care for the people and the planet. This third-party verified certification ensures that vineyards are addressing sustainable practices from habitat conservation to water quality, energy efficiency to air quality, business stability to taking care of their workers. You can find the SIP seal on dozens of brands internationally and trust that you are buying a product that has been gowns for the greater good. We want to know when you see the SIP seal! Simply use #iSpySIP to get the word out about the … [Read more...]

Schedule Vineyard Inspection Between June 1 & July 15

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Schedule Inspection Vineyard inspections for 2015 SIP Certification are right around the corner. Schedule an inspection between June 1 and July 15, 2015 with an accredited inspector. Documentation should be present at the time of inspection and reflect practices from December 1, 2014 through June/July 2015 (unless otherwise noted). Check Blocks, Varieties & Acres Certified blocks, varieties, and acres can change so please check your 2015 listing to make sure all the information is correct. Login to the database Click Vineyards Click your vineyard name Click Blocks and … [Read more...]

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery Inducted into Green Hall of Fame

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It is a proud moment to see a winery that we have worked with for a decades inducted into the International Green Hall of Fame. Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery owner, Dana Merrill, has been a long time proponent of sustainable vineyard farming. In fact, Dana is a founding member of the Vineyard Team (the nonprofit that developed SIP), has had a certified vineyard since the program piloted in 2008, plus dozens of SIP Certified Pomar Junction wines. A much deserved congratulations to Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery for and unyielding dedication to take care of the environment and … [Read more...]