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.