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.

Chris Hamell

Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills

The 16-Petal Lotus Black Belt

ust for the record, Chris Hamell is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Masters World Champion. He is also the vineyard manager at Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills in the Santa Maria Valley...

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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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James the Wine Guy Interview Series: Beth Vukmanic Lopez, SIP Certified Manager
July 22, 2019

I have long been a fan of all sustainability programs because the reach, intent and adoption are in touch with today’s needs for environmentally friendly and responsibly produced wines.

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Announcements

SIP Certified Tips: Review Standards | Schedule Inspection
June 19, 2019

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)

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