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.

Michael Thomas

Wrath Wines

It’s all in the Dirt

Michael Thomas is not afraid to get his hands dirty. As the owner/operator of Monterey County’s Wrath Wines and an archaeologist who directs the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of Texas at Austin, Michael spends...

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Andrew Fles

Shady Lane Cellars

The Farm to Table Life

Andy Fles, vineyard manager of Shady Lane Cellars in Michigan, fondly remembers helping out on weekends at a friend’s U-Pick apple orchard. From fall harvests to winter pruning, the orchard was his first glimpse into a lifestyle of farming.

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Winemakers Care for the Planet
February 22, 2021

Jerry Greenfield of the Florida Weekly addresses how farmers are deeply concerned about the land that provides their living. More and more, winemakers and the people who grow their grapes have been moving toward more sensible, sustainable agricultural practices.

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March Certification Tips
February 22, 2021

Adding Acres? Increased Capacity? Learn what you need to do.

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