Certifying Sustainability 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.

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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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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The Latest From SIP

Recent News

The Lonely Slog of Farming Right: Does Anyone Really Care About Organic and Sustainable Wine?
October 14, 2019

So what do winemakers do, and does the public really care if a vineyard is farmed sustainably, organically or even biodynamically to begin with?


Upcoming Event

Harvest on the Coast
November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Here is your chance to taste SIP Certified wines at a few wonderful events!



Certification Process
July 29, 2019

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