Sustainable Winery Standard

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Sustainable Vineyard Standard

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Tagline

"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: September 2nd, 2021
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Over three days in early June, SWBC was invited to participate at The Future of Wine Americas 2021. Hundreds of wine and grape practitioners from around the world, with a focus on the Americas, gathered to discuss 'How the wine industry can build resilience and turn sustainability into opportunity'. Two SWBC associates presented as part of the discussion: Felix Egerer; How realistic is a chemical free vineyard, does it matter? and Katie Pease; Community engagement and license to operate: How to listen and respond, effectively.

Post date: September 2nd, 2021
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To state the obvious, it's been a challenging year; the wildfires burning across British Columbia are a pressing concern. In an effort not to duplicate, but to again share resources available to you, please see the links below.

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