Next Steps for 2024 SIP Certified
 
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Next Steps for 2024 SIP Certified


posted: July 2, 2024

July

3 Steps to Prepare

To ensure you get an accurate invoice and certification documents, please complete the following.

  1. Add sip-app-no-reply@sipcertified.org to your email contacts (so your documents don't go to spam!).
  2. Add a Billing Address (tutorial).
  3. Update your Blocks, Varieties, & Acres (vineyards) and Gallons (wineries) (tutorial).
    • These details populate on your certification letter to show what you certified this year.
    • They are also used to calculate your invoice total.

August

Eligibility & Invoicing

Eligibility Letters and Invoices are sent via email to the property’s main contact(s) (tutorial), or the email address listed on the Property’s Billing Address.

If you don’t receive your items:

  1. Check your spam folder.
  2. Download from the database (tutorial).
  3. Email whitney@vineyardteam.org.

September

Sept 20 | Invoice Payments Due

Invoice payments are due September 20.

Please make checks payable to Vineyard Team. Checks made out to SIP Certified will be returned with a request to reissue the check to Vineyard Team.
 

Certification Letters

Certification Letters are sent via email upon receipt of invoice payment.

SIP Tip: Letters from 2021 forward can be downloaded from the database (tutorial).


October - November

Maintain Practices

SIP Certified practices must be maintained through November 30 in order to remain certified.


December

Dec 1 | Renew

SIP Certified renewals are due December 1, 2024. It only takes a few clicks to renew (tutorial)!
 

Dec 5 | Year-Ends Due

Year-Ends are due December 5:

  • Vineyards:
    • 9.1.2 Pesticide Use Reports (June/July – Nov.)
    • Chapter 14 Water and Nitrogen Use Reports
      • Keep an eye out for the webinar sign-up later this year.
  • Wineries:
    • 11.3.4 Noise Testing (every 3 years)

Congratulations!

SIP Certified is the strictest program of its kind to assess the environmental and social sustainability of vineyards and wineries. With 120 non-negotiable standards that touch every level of the business, your achievement distinguishes your brand in the market.

Congratulations on your achievement!

Check out the 2024 Welcome Package to learn how to manage your certification, market your sustainability, and access sustainable winegrowing resources.