Sustainable Vineyard & Winery Certification
Did you know that over half of the vineyard acres in California are certified sustainable, and more than 80% of California wine is made in a certified sustainable winery?
As one of these certified sustainable wine businesses, you can better appeal to the approximate 85% of consumers who are making more green purchasing decisions.
Growing grapes and producing wines sustainably helps protect the people and the planet for now and for generations to come. Certified sustainable wine producers must continually monitor and adjust their practices to ensure they meet the strict criteria of their sustainability program.
SIP Certified has all of the tools and resources you need to attain and maintain your SIP Certified sustainable status.
3 Steps to Get SIP Certified
- Document your practices by completing the Standards.
- Schedule your inspection.
- Maintain your practices through November.
It’s that easy!
We have the tools
The SIP Certified Database is your hub for all of your certification documents and processes. Track your progress over the years, manage multiple properties from one log-in, schedule your inspection, and view your inspector's feedback all in one place. Need help navigating the database? Check out our tutorials!
Training Materials for Your Staff
Infographics, the SIP Smart Training Course, in-person training events, and the SIP Certified Marketing Tips eNewsletter will keep sustainability in your team's mind and provide actionable tips to help them feel empowered to talk about sustainability with your clients.
Do POS materials matter? They sure do! SIP Certified POS materials are a great way to let customers know at a glance that your brand protects the people and the planet through its winemaking practices -- and, they're included in your membership! Visit the shop to order yours.
We have the resources
SIP Certified evolved from the award-winning self-assessment (Positive Points System) developed by Vineyard Team, which helped growers evaluate their sustainable practices on every level, from habitat to water, soil to human resources. Vineyard Team continues to be an incredible resource hub for sustainable winegrowers
Sustainable Winegrowing with Vineyard Team Podcast
This on-the-go, sustainable farming educational resource provides in-depth technical information on topics like integrated pest management, fruit quality, water conservation, and nutrient management from some of the top experts in the field. Find us on our website, or anywhere you enjoy podcasts!
Vineyard Team Resource Library
We have collected hundreds of articles, presentations, videos, and handouts on common topics in the field, including pest management, soils and nutrients, water, Continuing Education, and more! Start your research with Vineyard Team’s Resource Library.
Join us out in the field for a Tailgate Meeting to hear from growers, experts, and extension who offer information, techniques, and demonstrations to help growers adopt sustainable farming practices in their vineyards. Earn Continuing Education (CE) hours for DPR and CCA licenses at select meetings!
SIP tip: follow us on Instagram and Facebook @sipcertified to be sure you don’t miss announcements for upcoming tailgate meetings!
It's almost time to renew!
Renew your certification by December 1, 2022 to get on your way to certifying your 2023 operation. Watch this 1-minute-long tutorial to learn how!