Annual Review of the SIP Certified Standards
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Annual Review of the SIP Certified Standards

posted: February 13, 2024

SIP Certified prides itself on the rigorous rules and content of the Standards, which outline the farming and wine processing qualifications for certification.

The program's Technical Advisory Committee is dedicated to ensuring the program's excellence. This committee is responsible for determining updates to rules and guidelines, and the addition or modification of Standards questions.

Earlier this week, the SIP Certified Technical Advisory Committee met to review Chapters 3, 5, and 11 of the 2024 SIP Certified Standards, as well as suggestions from SIP Certified members like you.

The following are just a few updates that will be seen in the 2025 Standards. All updates will be published in the database by December 1, 2024.

2025 SIP Certified Standards Updates

  • To help support vineyard management companies who certify multiple properties each year, three questions (2.6.2, 5.2.3, and 5.2.4) were added to the Management Group feature, allowing these members to update documents one time and have them applied to all properties in their Management Group.
  • The committee is developing downloadable templates for select Standards to help members streamline their documentation.
  • Three Standards questions (5.4.3, 7.3.1, 11.3.4) received verbiage updates to help clarify what is being requested.
  • One question (5.5.1) was removed, as it was deemed to be duplicative of another in the chapter.
  • Two questions will be added to Chapter 5 (one Requirement, one Management Enhancement) to help address surface water quality and compliance with Ag Order 4.0 for members on California's Central Coast.


Thank you, 2024 Technical Advisory Committee!

Thank you to our Technical Advisory Committee for dedicating their time and expertise to the program every year. Annual improvements give you access to the latest science-based practices so you can maximize sustainability across your entire business.

Vineyard TAC Members Winery TAC Members
  • Amy Freeman, Baker Wine & Grape Analysis
  • Anji Perry, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Bart Haycraft, Jackson Family Wines
  • Daryl Salm, Monterey Pacific
  • Jill Whitacre, Grapevine Capital
  • Lauryn Meissner, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Lucas Pope, Coastal Vineyard Services
  • Melissa Egger, Mesa Vineyard Management
  • Willy Cunha, Sunview Shandon Vineyards
  • Amy Freeman, Baker Wine & Grape Analysis
  • Ben Mayo, Independent
  • David Sartain, DAOU Vineyards
  • Fintan du Fresne, Phase 2 Cellars
  • Ian Herdman, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
  • Josh Baker, Phase 2 Cellars
  • Melissa Duggan, Ball Corporation