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Eligibility Process for 2019

June 27, 2019

Thank you for your dedication to sustainability. Due Dates and Eligibility Process July 15 – Complete your inspections. Please note applicants are subject to a late fee ($250-$500) for documentation received by the inspector after July 25, 2019. August 2 – Certification Advisory Committee (CAC) votes on eligibility. Late August – Notification of eligibility. September/October - After certification is finalized with the payment of fees, you will receive a certification letter, certificate, marketing materials, and property sign (new applicants). December 2 - Renew certification for 2020 (takes less than 5 minutes) December 16 (vineyards only)... [Read more...]


Short Survey – Give us Your Feedback

June 18, 2019

We want your feedback so we can best help you market your sustainability. Let us know how SIP Certified fits into your story and what marketing tools are most helpful to your brand. Please take 7 minutes to complete the survey. All entrants are entered to win $250 off their next certification. Thank you. We appreciate your time and will actively use it to improve our services to you. Sustainably Yours. Click to Take the Survey [Read more...]


Influencer Marketing from Canned Wine Startup

June 17, 2019
SIP Certified Besa Wine

LA Based Canned Wine startup, Besa mi Vino is on a mission to produce clean wine for the world we live in. Not only did they just launch with two wines, they are partnered with elite influencers, estimating to receive millions of impressions of their wines while reaching socially conscious millennial consumers. The founding brothers want a company that creates wines consumers can feel good about drinking. The days of tossing out stale unfinished glass bottles and wine containing pesticides and animal byproducts are gone. Besa is aiming for consumers with a socially and environmentally... [Read more...]


22 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines, Mostly Napa Valley

June 10, 2019

Fredric Koeppel of Bigger Than Your Head highlights 22 Cabernet Sauvignon Wines, Mostly Napa Valley but also including an excellent Paso Robles wine from Halter Ranch. Read on > [Read more...]


10 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now

June 4, 2019

Looking for a summer get away? Money Inc agrees with us, you can't go wrong with a trip to Paso Robles. Just a 3-hour drive north from Los Angeles or south from San Francisco, Paso Robles feels worlds away from city life. Make sure you include Halter Ranch Vineyard on your list for, "tasty estate grown Bordeaux-style and Rhone-style wines in their beautiful facility with floor to window ceilings providing panoramic vineyard views... Experience the vineyard in a Land Rover while sipping wine, circumnavigate the property on a horseback ride, take a guided hike or... [Read more...]


Wines for a Warming Planet: SIP Certified

June 3, 2019

The Drunken Cyclist started a blog in 2012 as a creative outlet to write about his passions: wine and cycling (hence the “Drunken Cyclist” moniker). The blog has become exclusively on wine for its compelling stories–from the vineyard, to the tasting room, to the table. This cyclists' latest piece focuses on wines for a warming planet. "In the past few decades or so, as the effects of global warming/climate change started to become more apparent, many wineries, realizing that their vines were being directly impacted by the changes in the environment, started implementing more responsible... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Review Standards | Schedule Inspection

June 1, 2019

Schedule Inspection Schedule SIP Certified Vineyard & Winery inspections between June 1 and July 15, 2019. Call or email your inspector to select a date (Inspector contact information is available online) 1. Login to the database 2. Click Certifications 3. Under 2018, below Appl. click the icon (to the right of to your vineyard name) 4. Under Inspection, Inspection Scheduled, select the agreed upon inspection date 5. Under Inspection, Inspector, select the Inspector name from drop down 6. Click Save 7. Your inspector can now see your Standards documentation SIP Certified Tips Work on the... [Read more...]


Latest Reviews of Sustainable Wines from Catherine Fallis

May 11, 2019

Planet Grape Wine Review delivers short, non-technical reviews for regular people. Created by renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, the world’s fifth female Master Sommelier. Here are her latest reviews of SIP Certified brands. 2017 Opolo Viognier Central Coast | 92 2016 Wrath Ex Dolio Falanghina Monterey | 89 2017 Halter Ranch Picpoul Blanc Adelaida District Paso Robles | 91 2016 Halter Ranch Tempranillo Estate Reserve Adelaida District Paso Robles | 90 2018 Niner Wine Estates Albarino Edna Valley | 92 2017 Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling Edna Valley | 93   [Read more...]


Bigger Than Your Head Alternative Reds: Not Cab., Mer., or P.N.

May 7, 2019

Looking for something different to fill your glass? Bigger Than Your Head has the post for you, exploring unusual varieties. One highlight includes Castoro Cellars Reserve Tannat 2016, Estrella District, Paso Robles. 100 percent varietal; it aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels. The color is opaque black-purple with a transparent rim; the whole ripe, fleshy enterprise exudes elements of blackberries, currants and plums, permeated by hints of cloves and smoke, lavender and grilled, slightly charred meat; this displays tremendous traction on the palate, sliding through lip-smacking acidity and tannins that grow a... [Read more...]


Winemakers care for the planet

May 4, 2019

Jerry Greenfield of the Florida Weekly addresses how farmers are deeply concerned about the land that provides their living. More and more, winemakers and the people who grow their grapes have been moving toward more sensible, sustainable agricultural practices. Learn more about these practices and Jerry's wine recommendations. Read the article > [Read more...]