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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...]

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...]

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...]

Baker & Brain on Responsible Farming

October 26, 2015

Josh Baker and Matt Brain share a common goal of creating wine that showcases the hard work and responsible farming taking place at their favorite vineyards. To Baker & Brain, sustainability means sourcing fruit from farmers who are doing things right – not just for the earth, but for the animals and people who spend their lives between the vines.  You can find the SIP Certified seal on many of their wines, and all of them are made at a winery where all waste is 100% recycled and the power all comes from the sun. ... [Read more...]

How you can use the SIP Certified Seal

October 12, 2015

You're SIP Certified, and ready to let everyone know about this impressive achievement. SIP Certification illustrates that you are dedicated to sustainable principles—that you're willing to adhere to rigorous guidelines to make great wines, farm healthy vineyards, and support the well being of workers. Our SIP Certified seal is available to you when you're ready to shout sustainability from the rooftops (and we fully support you in your efforts!). Add the seal to your own materials. From the wine label to tasting notes to sales sheets, you can include SIP Certified just about anywhere you... [Read more...]

SIP Certified Partners with Wine Sellers

October 5, 2015

SIP Certification has a consumer facing element allowing the SIP Certified seal on a bottle of wine based on an inspection confirming the wine has at least 85% of certified fruit. To date, over 1.75 million cases of wine have been certified and are being sold internationally. SIP Certification shows the growers commitment to the community, their workers, and the environment. As a way of recognizing this commitment, SIP Certified is working with stores and grocers to promote sustainable wines. Local and national businesses are eager to provide their customers with sustainable options and stores are adding... [Read more...]

9/10 Would Recommend SIP Certified

September 28, 2015

Participants confirm that they have sold fruit, earned a premium for fruit, increased shelf space, garnered favorable press, and received regulatory relief as a result of SIP Certification. Commitment to standards based on science and expert input, independent verification, transparency, and absence of conflict of interest generates recognition by businesses and consumers. SIP staff has responded to dozens of requests for presentations and materials by grower groups, hospitality staff, and retailers. Businesses that sell SIP Certified wines, like grocers and restaurants, are including the seal on their own materials to promote sustainability. [Read more...]

1.75 Million SIP Certified Cases of Wine

August 31, 2015

What do you get when you pick up a bottle of SIP Certified wine? The SIP Certified seal authenticates that the winegrower has passed a rigorous certification process for sustainable agriculture and business practices and is dedicated to: Preserving and protecting the natural environment Treating the employees and community with care Using sound business practices that recognize the impact of today’s actions on the future To date, over 1.75 million cases of wine are SIP Certified and we look forward to seeing more and more enter the marketplace each year. Ask for on SIP Certified... [Read more...]

Sustainability is not a Trend

August 14, 2015

Sustainability is not a trend, it is becoming a cultural shift. - Natural Marketing Institute SIP Certification has authenticated sustainable vineyard farming practices throughout California since 2008 for small and large organizations alike. SIP Certified sets the gold standard for sustainability with independently verified, practice-based rules addressing the entire farm from habitat conservation to air quality; water conservation to energy efficiency; economic stability to care of farmworkers. As demand for eco-friendly products increases with consumers, environmentally aware restaurants, and retailers such as Whole Foods, the SIP Certified seal provides a communication piece letting customers know... [Read more...]

Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend 2015

August 10, 2015

Earth Day Food & Wine Weekend 2015 The Earth Day Food and Wine Main event delivers a top quality food and wine experience paired with a casual, low-key atmosphere, all while celebrating the passionate people behind a sustainable food movement. Nestled under the oaks at Castoro Cellars in Templeton, California on April 23, premiere entry begins at 1pm, with general admission at 2pm.  Wear your boots, wear your flip-flops. Relax at VIP tables, or enjoy yourself picnic style. Event proceeds benefit educational scholarships for relatives of farmworkers and Spanish education programs of the Vineyard Team. April 22-24, 2015 | Castoro Cellars |... [Read more...]