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.

Karl Wittstrom

Ancient Peaks Winery

Cowboys Make Better Wines

Karl Wittstrom – that’s him on horseback ‑ was born into a ranching family in the Paso Robles region of California. These days he’s co-owner and operations manager at Margarita Vineyard and Ancient Peaks Winery...

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Linda and Chris Behr

Oso Libre

Where’s The Beef?

Having founded Behr Building Inc., Linda and Chris Behr knew how to build stuff, but they really didn’t know much about growing grapes or making wine.

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Understanding Clean Wine Designations
March 2, 2021

For those of us who go to great lengths to  make sure our food is safe, why not do the same for wine? There are hundreds of wineries in the US ditching chemicals in favor of sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Consumers can easily buy organic, biodynamic, and SIP Certified wines in most bottle shops, but seldom know what these certifications really mean. Clear and concise explanations of these clean-wines are hard to come by. I wanted to know what “clean” wine was all about.

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