Congrats! Wente Family Estates Achieves Certification of Sustainability
on 16/10/10 at 9:11 pmWine
As a testimony to what has been a long-held tenet of the country’s oldest continuously owned and operated family winery, Wente Family Estates recently received certification for its sustainability with respect to vineyard, winery and company practices with the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation. Created by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Association in cooperation with the California Association of Winegrape Growers, and launched officially in January 2010, this certification program represents an evolution and formalization of the eight-year-old Sustainable Winegrowing Program (SWP). CCSW certification now includes a third-party verification of a winery’s adherence to a process of continuous improvement in its adoption of sustainable winegrowing practices. It is the first statewide program available to both wineries and vineyards. To be eligible for the program, participants must meet a set of 58 prerequisites that are among the 227 best management practices from the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Self-Assessment Workbook.