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James Melendez Reviews Opolo 2017 Roussanne | 91 Points

October 19, 2018

James the Wine Guy reviews SIP Certified, sustainably made Opolo Roussanne. This "splendid" 2017 vintage gets 91 points. Watch the whole review. [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews 2016 McIntrye SLH Chardonnay | 92 Points

October 19, 2018

McIntyre lives by sustainable winegrowing with SIP Certified. In fact, owner Steve McIntyre helped found our organization nearly 25 years ago. New media samples are going out, the reviews are just now coming in, and they are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2016 McIntrye SLH Chardonnay. [Read more...]


McIntyre Vineyards helped put the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation on the international wine map.

October 18, 2018

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James Melendez Reviews 2013 Fiddlehead SRH Pinot Noir | 93 Points

October 17, 2018

In concert with our PR Company, Big Bang Wine, we recently launched a Media Samples Campaign. The reviews are just now coming in and they are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the 2013 Fiddlehead SRH Pinot Noir. [Read more...]


Kady Fleckenstein: Why choose a SIP Certified sustainable wine?

October 12, 2018

When I first befriended Kris Beal, executive director of Vineyard Team, a nonprofit in Atascadero, I knew she was the type of person who lived out her passion, and who felt equally as passionate about her nonprofit work as she did her yoga education and crochet projects. As I learned more about Vineyard Team’s efforts, I knew they were doing important work in the wine industry -- but I wanted to know more. Read the whole story by Kady Fleckenstein > [Read more...]


James Melendez Reviews Tangent Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc | 92 Points

October 10, 2018

In concert with our PR Company, Big Bang Wine, we recently launched a Media Samples Campaign. The reviews are just now coming in and they are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy - James Melendez on the 2016 Tangent Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc. [Read more...]


News Flash: Beverage Media Highlight on a Decade of SIP Certified

September 7, 2018

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SIP Certified Celebrates 10 Years of Advancing Sustainability in the Wine Industry

June 26, 2018

  Atascadero, California, June 21, 2018 – Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified celebrates 10 years of protecting natural and human resources with its rigorous sustainable vineyard, winery and wine certification program. SIP Certified launched its pilot program in 2008 with 3,700 acres of vines between Monterey and Santa Barbara counties. Today, there are 43,600 acres of vines in California and Michigan and more than 36 million bottles of wine that have been SIP Certified. SIP Certified evolved from the innovative and award-winning programs of the Vineyard Team, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainability since 1994.... [Read more...]


SIP celebrates 10 years of certifying sustainable vineyards and the addition of a winery program

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 | New Times | By Camillia Lanham Standing between grapevines at the base of a hill, Chamisal Vineyards Winemaker Fintan du Fresne kneels down to pick up some top soil. "It's dark and if you go down a bit, it becomes hard and you can squish it," he says. This bloc of vines used to be contiguous, across the depression in the land to the top of the hill. It's now separated by a road. [caption id="attachment_8385" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Photo Courtesy Of Chamisal Vineyards | PRACTICES FOR THE LONG HAUL Chamisal Vineyards... [Read more...]