Wines and Vines: Growers group reports progress on sustainability push

The Sonoma County Winegrowers group announced April 22 that the owners and managers of more than half of the county’s nearly 60,000 acres of vineyards have completed a sustainability self-assessment. The winegrowers group is leading an effort to see all of the county’s vineyard acreage certified as sustainable by 2019. It would be the first wine region in the nation to do so. In January, the group released its first progress report on the project and stated 43% of the county’s 59,218 vineyard acres had been self-assessed with 33% certified as sustainable by a third-party. A self-assessment is the first step toward earning a sustainable certification by groups such as the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance…
 

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