Certifying Sustainable Wines Since 2008

SIP Certified is dedicated to protecting the people and the planet by supporting sustainable winegrowing practices. 40 million bottles and counting are SIP Certified. Our winegrowers and winemakers understand that their actions have implications beyond the fence line.

Michael Thomas

Wrath Wines

It’s all in the Dirt

Michael Thomas is not afraid to get his hands dirty. As the owner/operator of Monterey County’s Wrath Wines and an archaeologist who directs the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael spends...

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Kurt Gollnick

Scheid Family Vineyards

Farming is a Lot Like Soccer

Kurt Gollnick was born to farm. He received a BS degree in agricultural business management from Cal Poly and spent seven years as a vineyard manager in Santa Maria before joining Scheid Family Wines back in 1988. Today, Kurt is the company’s COO...

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Al San Saba Vyd Monterey County Sauvigon Blanc '18 91 Points James Melendez
October 28, 2019

You won't want to miss this review of Al Sauvignon Blanc!


Upcoming Event

Discovering Sip: A Dynamic Excursion in Edna Valley
November 14, 2019

Enjoy a fun filled day at two SIP Certified locations, Wolff Vineyards & Winery and Center of Effort Wines.



Certification Process
July 29, 2019

Deadlines and process to get SIP Certified at your vineyard and/or winery.