By choosing sustainably grown and produced wine, you can
help protect the environment, nurture safe and healthy workplaces and sustain family farms.
U.S. SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING
The country’s largest winegrowing states – California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine – have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades. Since then, several other states have actively begun developing sustainable winegrowing certification programs. While these programs are tailored to local and regional conditions, they all share the following definition of sustainable winegrowing and winemaking and endorse common principles.
A Shared Definition of Sustainable Winegrowing:
Sustainable winegrowing and winemaking is a holistic approach that conserves natural resources, protects the environment, enhances wine quality, enriches the lives of employees and communities, and safeguards family farms and businesses — today and for generations to come.
These U.S. wine organizations are partnering to ensure a sustainable future
by promoting sustainable winegrowing and communicating about the industry's
commitment to sustainability.
Learn more about the educational and certification programs established
by these organizations on the U.S. Programs page.