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: February 18th, 2021

Interested in learning more about Sustainability Certification for your vineyard and/or winery? Join Sustainable Winegrowing BC for an online information session about the program essentials.

Post date: November 19th, 2020

Starting November 2, 2020, earth-friendly vineyards and wineries will take stock of their sustainability efforts and apply for certification, with SWBC Certified wine hitting the shelves as early as spring 2021.

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