Sustainable Winery Standard

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Sustainable Vineyard Standard

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"The SWBC scheme is clear, comprehensive, outcome based and is a good balance between practicality and ambition and it offers valuable guidance to both vineyard and winery managers."

Chris Wille - Sustainable Agriculture Expert




Program Benefits

  • Contribute to a competitive and continually improving wine industry.
  • Increase quality while cutting operating costs.
  • Contribute to biodiversity and minimize your impact to the environment.
  • Take advantage of SWBC educational resources and support network.
  • Enhance relationships with regulators, employees, neighbours, and community.
  • Communicate achievements to consumers.
  • Use assessment results to focus your efforts and show continual improvement.
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Latest News & Events

Post date: August 4th, 2021

Join SWBC, BCWGC and BCGA for a free webinar, experts will discuss what is soil health, why it is important for your vines and techniques to manage it in your vineyard.

Post date: April 16th, 2021

In an effort to create a logo which reflects the three pillars of sustainability, is easy to place on a bottle and identify by consumers, as well as coordinate with our host organization the BC Wine Grape Council, we’ve developed a new look.

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