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SIP Certified – Wrath Wines

May 24, 2016

Wrath Wines represent a nexus of nature and an unbridled passion for wine making. The Thomas family bought San Saba Vineyards in late 2007 and has set out to dramatically change the estate’s wine and viticulture. Wrath is the brainchild of co-owner and wine director Michael Thomas. Michael works closely with his mother Barbara, Wrath’s other owner. Michael combines passion for wine with years of working with soil as an archaeologist. Wrath produces site-driven Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from estate vineyards and respected properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Production is small, ... [Read more...]


Earth Month in the Market

April 11, 2016

#owlman Hits the Market 9,000 bottle neckers 20 grocery stores 12 store case stacks / end caps 1 display at Glacier National Park, MT YOUR tasting room Get Social - @SIPcertified Snap a pic of your Earth Month SIP Certified wine displays OR Post the #owlman pic Use “Celebrate Earth Month with sustainable wines #drinksustainably @SIPcertified” Post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and wherever else you share Look for SIP in stores Earth Month materials are already in stores from Santa Barbara to Monterey. Snap a pic of your wine and share. [Read more...]


SIP it UP with The $NOB

March 31, 2016

The spring edition of The $NOB is all about wine. What better way to kick off the season than with some great sips, sustainable SIPs that is. Read the article at SNOB_March-April 2016. [Read more...]


#DrinkSustainably for Earth Month

March 28, 2016

Get Social - @SIPcertified Snap a pic of your Earth Month SIP Certified wine displays OR Post the #owlman pic Use “Celebrate Earth Month with sustainable wines #drinksustainably @SIPcertified” Post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and wherever else you share Look for SIP in stores Earth Month materials are already in stores from Santa Barbara to Monterey. Snap a pic of your wine and share. [Read more...]


SIP Certified Receives Not One, But Two Impressive Awards

February 9, 2016

SIP Certified Wins Two Awards for Its Sustainable Wine Innovation January 26, 2016 (San Luis Obispo, CA) — Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified is proud to announce it is being honored this year by two different organizations for its ongoing efforts to promote sustainability in the wine industry. The rigorous California-wide program represents 40,000 certified acres and 2 million cases of certified wine. SIP Certified challenges growers and wine producers to implement practices that impact the earth, its people, and future generations while offering consumers a trustworthy seal to aid in making educated purchases. On... [Read more...]


Caring for their Team at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

December 21, 2015

The goal at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery remains to produce the highest quality grapes in the vineyard, resulting in superb wine quality. Riverbench is committed to sustainable winegrowing practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically feasible. Keeping these sustainable practices in mind, they not only produce a superior product, but are able to help protect the environment, conserve natural resources, maintain the long-term viability of the vineyard, and support the economic and social well-being of their valued employees. [Read more...]


Apply for the Second Annual California Green Medal Awards

December 7, 2015

California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2016 California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. Applications are now being accepted at www.greenmedal.org. The California Green Medal is presented by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers, The Vineyard Team and Wine Institute. More than a dozen regional winery and winegrowing association partners are also involved in promoting the new awards. California vineyards and wineries that participate in any sustainability program available in California are eligible to apply in four award categories... [Read more...]


Center of Effort – Growing with Sustainability

November 30, 2015

In the foothills of the western Edna Valley lies a landmark estate vineyard of Center of Effort, its roots spanning three decades. Over the years, each member of the winery family was personally touched by the vineyard in one way or another. Their respect for the vineyard and its unique environment is reflected in an emphasis on sustainable, SIP Certified,  viticulture, natural fermentations and other non-invasive, progressive winemaking practices. In order to craft the finest wines possible, Center of Effort ensures that the highest standards are set at every step in the winemaking process. The... [Read more...]


Presqu’ile – A Family-run Winery Dedicated to Sustainability

November 16, 2015

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press‑KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Presqu’ile’s wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintage, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance. The vineyard started when the Murphy family acquired an ideal unplanted 200-acre property in the hills of the Santa Maria Valley. Over the next two years, the Murphys, along with Santa Barbara County Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg and Winemaker Dieter Cronje, meticulously planned the design of... [Read more...]


Sustainability is Key at Niner Wine Estates

November 2, 2015

Sustainability is integral to the Paso Robles Niner Wine Estates business model, and they have incorporated it into their approach to farming, building design, and operations since their inception. Founded in 2001 by Richard and Pam, their son Andy now leads the family owned winery. Niner Wine Estates believes that they are defined by the group of passionate, talented and humble people who have worked at the winery, both past and present. They currently farm a total of 212 acres across three different vineyards, and make all wine in the LEED Certified Winery at Heart... [Read more...]