About The Program

Created by local winemakers, grape growers, and sustainability specialists, this no-cost program offers online assessments, hands-on training, and other tools to help you continually improve your operations.

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Sustainability Assessments

Measure and improve sustainability within your operations, and communicate your achievements to your customers.

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Program Members

Showcasing vineyards and wineries that are participating in the sustainability program.

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Inspired People Growing Outstanding Wine

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: October 12th, 2017
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Annual progress reporting is an important component of SWBC, as it provides an inventory of program activities and participants, and a brief overview of assessment results for that year. Insights learned each year can be considered for the creation or continuous improvement of program resources. Highlights of Progress in 2016 were increasing program participation, providing outreach and education around sustainable practices, improving program format and content, building partnerships and fostering collaboration, and continuing to work on certification option.

Post date: October 6th, 2017
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SWBC is hosting FREE SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS again this year. SWBC has launched a 3-MINUTE SURVEY ON WINERY WASTEWATER to collect information on current management practices in BC, identify areas where wineries might need support, and prepare educational resources and a workshop. And finally, a big shout out to Sukhi Dhaliwal (Kismet Winery) and Graham O’Rourke (Tightrope Winery) for hosting workshops in August, focused on VINEYARD WATER-USE EFFICIENCY practices and technologies. Thank you also to Lisa Wambold (Sebastian Farms) and Severine Pinte (Enotecca) for their informative and interesting presentations.

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