Lino Bozzano, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
We began participating in SIP from day one, frankly because it is the right thing to do. This year we were able to sell our grapes 80% above the open market because of SIP. It’s like getting paid to do the right thing.
Matt Brain, Baker & Brain
It is obvious to us in the industry that sustainable wines are in high demand and will continue to trend in that direction. There are so many wines to choose from in stores and online, sustainability certification gives the customer a great reason to try something new and to develop loyalty to a winery or vineyard they really like.
When Bristol Farms selected our winery to highlight for April’s Earth Month, they knew that they wanted a winery that paid attention to the land where we produced our wines. Halter Ranch’s SIP Certification differentiated us as just the kind of winery that Bristol Farms was looking to feature. As a result of our sustainable practices, Halter Ranch wines were specially displayed in all 12 of the Southern California Bristol Farms stores, highlighting our commitment to the environment, our people, and the world we live in.
Austin Hope, Hope Family Wines
Being Certified Sustainable in the SIP program has really helped us tell the story of the Hope Family Vineyard, especially with distributors and customers who want to learn more about our vineyard practices.
Dan Lee, Morgan Winery
Conscientious viticultural and environmental practices, allied to care and education for vineyard workers, directly results in better grapes and wines. Farming organically has been a great thing; we have very healthy vines producing fruit that shows true to its varietal character and Highlands’ local. The SIP Certification takes things to the next level, emphasizing our overall, long-term belief in being a good business, a good neighbor, and a good steward of the land.
Andy Mitchell, Hahn Family Wines
Producing premium quality winegrapes sustainably is extremely rewarding. Now that we are constantly looking for better ways to do things, our wines, and our margins just keep getting
better and better.
John Niven, Niven Family Wines
The SIP Certification program has added value to our wines allowing us to demonstrate to our buyers my family’s long standing commitment to sustainable farming and practices.
Jim Stollberg, Maverick Farming
One of my ranch’s regulatory burden was reduced because of our SIP Certification. It is an important recognition by the Regional Water Quality Control Board to qualify the program’s ability to be a leader in protecting surface and groundwater.