Sustainability in Practice

RVS is certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance for vineyard operations. We can guide your vineyard through the SIP Certification process laid out by the Central Coast Vineyard Team.

Here are a few facts relative to SIP Certification:

  • SIP Certification is available to growers and wineries throughout California
  • SIP looks at the whole farm, verifying the farmer’s commitment to environmental stewardship, equitable treatment of employees, and business sustainability
  • SIP is a practice and performance based program – every requirement and management enhancement is measurable, and therefore auditable.
  • SIP has a high threshold for eligibility – not every grower can qualify
  • SIP prohibits the use of high risk pesticides that have the potential to affect ground water
  • A bottle of wine can bear the SIP Seal only if it has undergone a chain of custody audit, confirming it is made with at least 85% SIP Certified fruit, indicating commitment to sustainable practices