Certifying Sustainable Wines Since 2008

SIP Certified is committed and dedicated to protecting the people, the planet, and the environment, also producing high-quality wines by supporting social responsibility, sustainable winemaking and wine growing practices, and sustainable vineyards, wineries, and wines.

SIP Certified sustainable is a program providing third-party verification that a wine, winery, or vineyard has adopted and implemented stringent sustainable winemaking and wine growing standards. The sustainable certification is based on best practices and committed to continuous improvement in those areas. To get you started, we offer a self-assessment to teach best practices for your vineyard and/or winery to determine what areas need to be improved. Our email series helps focus your efforts to meet your sustainability goals and walk you through the steps towards SIP Certified and then retain certification year after year.

Our winegrowers and winemakers understand that their actions have implications beyond the fence line, as grapes are grown, harvested, and made into wine, a lot of environmental factors are taken into consideration. When you grab a bottle of wine marked with a SIP Certified sustainability certification, you know that your wine was made with the environment, social responsibility, and high-quality in mind.

Chad and Lauren Rava

Rava Wines

Farming for the Future

Chad Rava is a third-generation farmer whose family immigrated from Italy to Monterey County where they farmed cattle, vegetables, and carved out a bucolic life for themselves. Chad grew up working the land, riding horses, and eventually was a calf roper

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Michael Radnia

Besa mi Vino

Clarity, Happiness and the Green Monster

Coming from tech and real estate, Michael Radnia and his brother Roddy felt the wine industry could use a little disruption. They suspected there was an untapped audience of young, adventurous, consumers looking for good tasting, environmentally friendly

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Recent News

Wrath's San Saba Pinot Noir Awarded by Slow Wine Guide
January 13, 2021

Slow Wine USA (slowwineusa.com), a branch of the Slow Food movement begun in Italy in 1989 to protect local food cultures and traditions, has awarded Wrath’s Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard 2017 with its “COIN” award, designating that it represents an “excellent value for the price”. Wines submitted for judging by this organization must represent awareness of sustainable practices in the vineyard- to promote biodiversity, in the winery- where production methods should intervene as little as possible so the wines are an expression “of place” and in the community- to support the living environment for their employees and neighbors.

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Upcoming Event

SIP Certified 101
February 3, 2021

From best winegrowing practices to explaining your certification to marketing tips and tricks, the webinar will be jam-packed with valuable education.

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Announcements

FREE Expo Ticket ($345 value) for Refering a Friend!
January 12, 2021

Referring a vineyard or winery not only offers you a free ticket to the Sustainable Ag Expo ($345 value) but extends our network to your friends and neighbors.

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