Certifying Sustainable Wines Since 2008

SIP Certified is dedicated to protecting the people and the planet by supporting sustainable winegrowing practices. 43 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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David Lafond

Lafond Winery

Sittin’ On Top of the World

As a teenager, David Lafond spent his summers pruning, picking and hauling at his family’s vineyards in Santa Barbara County. As an adult, David spent two decades as a successful General Contractor in the county before coming full circle back to the...

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Recent News

Kris Beal is Named 2020 Wine Industry Leader
September 23, 2020

Every year, Wine Business Monthly sets out to honor those who shape the way the wine industry operates or how people drink wine. We are thrilled to see our Executive Director since 1998, Kris Beal, make the list.


Upcoming Event

The Ever-Evolving Tasting Room of 2020
September 30, 2020

This year is a roller coaster of new protocols, customer experiences, and facility developments. While it can feel overwhelming at times, having the right resources to keep you up to date on your state’s protocols is vital to helping you tailor the customer experience. Join industry veterans as they discuss navigating this monumental shift in tasting room experiences.



Eligibility Process
June 30, 2020

Deadlines for 2020 SIP Certified.