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Talley Profile Example

March 28, 2019

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James Melendez Reviews 2016 Santa Barbara Sta Rita Hills Riesling | 92 Points

January 28, 2019

Our media samples are more popular than ever and the reviews are excellent. Here is a review from James The Wine Guy – James Melendez on the [Read more...]

NEW Tools to Complete Ch 14 Water & Nitrogen Use Reports

November 27, 2018

SIP Certified vineyards complete and submit Chapter 14 year end water and Nitrogen use reports annually by December 15 (December 14 for 2018). We have some great new tools to help complete these calculations. Calculating the amount of water and Nitrogen applied to a vineyard are important for tracking inputs and improving efficiency. Required for SIP Certified vineyards and a helpful tool for any farmer, the below workbook and tutorial videos cover how to interpret soil and water analysis reports and how to calculate total water applied from irrigation, frost protection, and rainfall plus total... [Read more...]

Get a Sustainable Certification for your Vineyard, Winery, & Wine

December 20, 2017

Since 2008, SIP Certified has set the gold standard for sustainable winegrowing. In 2008, the program launched with a robust vineyard certification and as of 2017, wineries can also get certified for their sustainable practices. With SIP Certified, applicants can choose to certify their vineyard or winery or both by implementing the rules covered in the Standards. Wines can carry the SIP Certified seal on their label when they are made with at least 85% SIP Certified fruit (estate or purchased) as verified by an inspection. 83% of Americans consider sustainability when buying food.* Your... [Read more...]

BRIT Awards Open Invitation

July 1, 2016

BRIT honors organizations in the wine industry that are taking a leading role in implementing sustainable practices with its International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing. Wineries are asked to provide an assessment of their organization’s accomplishments in the categories of air, water, and land in both grape growing and winemaking; ecopreneural/social responsibility practices; and wine taste. Because the BRIT award is the only international award of its kind, BRIT attracts progressive and passionate wine organizations from around the world that practice innovative “ground to glass” sustainability. Competition begins July 1, 2016 when the 2017... [Read more...]

Second Annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards Announced

April 26, 2016

Recipients of the second annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards were announced and honored at a lunch reception and ceremony April 20 in Sacramento. The California Green Medal, developed to showcase leading wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability, is presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, the California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Napa Valley Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers and The Vineyard Team. Many association partners also helped to promote the awards which were selected by a panel of wine and sustainability experts. Awardees of the four 2016 Green... [Read more...]

Green Ideas for Earth Month

April 1, 2016

Earth Month is here and consumers often wonder how they can be a more green in their day-to-day life. Obviously we can’t neglect ways to re-use wine corks (SIP wines anyone?), so we combed the internet and found great resources for our followers. Hope on over to Country Living for “21 Cool Ways to Repurpose Wine Corks” Don’t forget to check out Addicted2Decorating’s “Wine Cork Crafts” article for some more. Buzzfeed is famous for list of creative things – including this great list of “25 Things You Can DIY with Wine Corks” Saved By Love... [Read more...]

Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery Inducted into Green Hall of Fame

May 1, 2015

It is a proud moment to see a winery that we have worked with for a decades inducted into the International Green Hall of Fame. Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery owner, Dana Merrill, has been a long time proponent of sustainable vineyard farming. In fact, Dana is a founding member of the Vineyard Team (the nonprofit that developed SIP), has had a certified vineyard since the program piloted in 2008, plus dozens of SIP Certified Pomar Junction wines. A much deserved congratulations to Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery for and unyielding dedication to take care... [Read more...]

30% Off Wine Fees

April 1, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! SIP is offering 30% off all Wine Certification fees for applications received between April 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Share your sustainability with your customers by adding the SIP seal to your wine bottle. Download the application package to get started and contact Beth Vukmanic Lopez at | 805.466.2288 with questions. [Read more...]

Sustainability – A Legacy

March 16, 2015

Celebrating 20 years as an organization dedicated to sustainable winegrowing, the Vineyard Team recently honored its founders with the inaugural Legacy Award at this year’s 10th Annual Sustainable Ag Expo. What began as a group of innovative farmers wanting to challenge and improve their own farming decisions, evolved to a nationally recognized organization with several progressive projects: Sustainability in Practice (SIP)™ Certification, Sustainable Ag Expo, Earth Day Food and Wine Weekend, and various research and education programs. Since inception, with a myriad of programs that advance the industry’s commitment to forward thinking farming practices, the... [Read more...]