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.

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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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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Steps to Get SIP Certified
April 1, 2021

SIP Certified sustainable is a certification program providing third-party verification that your vineyard, winery, or both has adopted and implemented stringent sustainable winemaking and wine growing standards based on the best practices. These the below steps help you get started with program.


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Sustainable SLO
April 15, 2021

In celebration of Earth Day 2021, join us for an exclusive virtual wine tasting experience and discover how San Luis Obispo is leading the way for a more sustainable future.



April Certification Tips
March 29, 2021

It’s evident that conveying your brand values on your label is crucial to stand out on the shelf.