Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, April 22 2021

Top 10 : California, Part 2

By: Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Celebrating Certified Sustainable Winegrowing

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing wrapped up its first decade of work at the end of 2020 with some impressive momentum and growth in sustainably certified vineyards and wineries.

171 wineries and 2,247 vineyards are certified, representing a third of all vineyards in California, and 255 million cases or 80 percent of total production. Given the time and investment required to implement sustainable practices and verify those practices via third-party certification, it is becoming clear that sustainability matters and the Golden State wants to be a leader.

This week’s Top Ten: California Part Two salutes the region that wants to create a paradise for people, vines, and investors because you will need all three pillars if you hope to be successful in the modern wine business. Here's to Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing.

Written By:
Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring
Anthony Gismondi & Treve Ring

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.