Growing and winemaking practices that are sensitive to the environment, responsive to the needs and interests of society-at-large, and are economically feasible to implement and maintain.
Produce the best quality wine and grapes possible.
Provide leadership in protecting the environment and conserving natural resources.
Maintain the longterm viability of agricultural lands.
Support the economic and social wellbeing of farm and winery employees.
Respect and communicate with neighbors and community member; respond to their concerns in a considerate manner.
Enhance local communities through job creation, supporting local business and actively working on important community issues.
Honor the California wine community’s entrepreneurial spirit.
Support research and education as well as monitor and evaluate existing practices to expedite continual improvements.
*adapted from The Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook for the California Community