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12/1 & 12/15 Deadlines | Renew & Year End Submissions

October 26, 2019

Take this month to complete the following. Vineyards & Wineries Dec. 1 – Renew for 2020 Please renew your vineyard and/or winery certification by December 1, 2019. The renewal application takes less than 5 minutes. Please note: documentation for your inspection is not due until summer 2020. Login at https://app.sipcertified.org Click Certifications Click Renew (to the right of the property(ies) name) Read the instructions Check all boxes, initial and click “Renew My Certification Now” Review your contact information and blocks & acres (vineyards) You are DONE! Dec. 15 – Year End Submissions Note: for 2019... [Read more...]


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...]


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...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapter 8 & 13 (Vineyard & Winery) | Schedule Inspection

May 1, 2019

Schedule Inspection Call or email your inspector in May to select a specific date between June 1 and July 15 – whether you have a full or documentation inspection. We are thrilled with how much SIP Certified has grown. That also means the inspectors have more documentation to review. To make sure every applicant meets the deadlines, we ask that you coordinate a specific date with your inspector. 1. Login to the database 2. Click Certifications 3. Under Certifications in Progress, below Appl. click the icon (to the right of to the property name) 4.... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapters 5 & 6 (Vineyard & Winery)

April 1, 2019

Work on the below chapters this month to prepare for your inspection scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. 5: Water Conservation & Quality 6: Energy Conservation & Efficiency Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your inspection type Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection Documentation (Cycle 2 or 3)... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapters 1 (Vineyard) & 7 (Vineyard & Winery)

March 1, 2019

Work on the below chapters this month to prepare for your inspection scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. 1: Conservation & Enhancement of Biological Diversity 7: Pollution & Waste Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your inspection type Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection Documentation (Cycle 2 or... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapter 2 (Vineyard), 10 & 12 (Vineyard & Winery)

February 1, 2019

Work on the below chapters this month to prepare for your inspection scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. 2: Vineyard Acquisition, Establishment, & Management 10: Grape Sourcing & Fruit Quality 12: Continuing Education Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your inspection type Full (Cycle 1) = complete all Standards documentation and onsite inspection... [Read more...]


SIP Certified Tips: Chapter 9 & 11 (Vineyard & Winery)

January 1, 2019

These tips are to help you update your certification documents a little each month to prepare for your inspection, scheduled between June 1 through July 15, 2019 to achieve SIP Certified. Although the tips do not cover every Standard, they help you complete the major milestones. 9: Pest Management 11: Social Equity Login to the database to read each specific Standard as you implement and document them. Unless noted otherwise in the Standards, documentation should reflect practices from Dec. 1, 2018 to June/July 2019. Get the Year at-a –Glance Calendar What to Document Find your... [Read more...]


1/22 & 1/23 | FREE How To Get Certified Webinars

December 17, 2018

Join one of the free 30 minute webinars to get advice on how to best achieve certification for your vineyard, winery, and wines, review program rules, and learn how to use the online database. January 22, 2019 | 9:00 am | Click to Join the Day of the Meeting January 23 2019 | 9:00 am | Click to Join the Day of the Meeting [Read more...]