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.

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.

Aaron Walker

Pali Wine Co.

At the Helm

From a young age, Aaron Walker always remembers sailing as being a constant in his life. He learned early on that sailing provides an incredible mental escape, “Sailing gives you a lot of time to reflect, ponder, and let your brain go. I remember even a

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Jim Stollberg

Maverick Farming Company

A Tale of Two Seasons

Jim Stollberg finds himself standing in fields quite often. Between managing a few thousand acres of vineyards around the Central Coast and coaching his twin sons’ baseball teams through the years, Jim finds balance in the changing of his seasons.

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November 17, 2020

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Upcoming Event

Calculate Your Water & Nitrogen Use (SIP Certified Ch. 14)
December 8, 2020

Calculating the amount of water and Nitrogen applied to a vineyard is important for tracking inputs and improving efficiency. If you are SIP Certified and want tips on how to complete Chapter 14 (due December 15, 2020) or if you want to take a deeper look at your resource use, join this webinar.



December Certification Tips
November 26, 2020

Submit year ends, renew certification and start documentation for 2021.