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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 6:36 p.m., March 4, 2014 Updated 6:36 p.m., March 4, 2014

Free Sustainability Workshops Offered by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) in partnership with several regional winegrape grower and vintner associations is hosting a series of free Sustainable Winegrowing Workshops this spring.


The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) in partnership with several regional winegrape grower and vintner associations is hosting a series of free Sustainable Winegrowing Workshops this spring. These two-hour hands-on workshops assist growers and vintners in assessing the sustainability of their vineyard or winery with CSWA’s Sustainable Winegrowing Program online system and Performance Metrics tool to track their use of water, energy and applied nitrogen. Participants can then use the data to identify areas of opportunity for enhancing practices, reducing costs and improving wine and grape quality. The workshop also provides an overview of CSWA’s Sustainable Winegrowing Program, which is based on the California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing workbook and companion online system

Sustainability Assessment and/or

Certification Workshop dates:

March 11, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am –

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Office, Napa

March 18, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am –

Petaluma Community Center, Petaluma

March 19, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am –

DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River Valley

March 25, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am — Webinar

March 26, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am –

Valley of the Moon Winery, Glen Ellen

March 27, 2014 – 2:00-4:00 pm –

Sonoma County Winegrape Commission Office, Santa Rosa

March 28, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am – Simi Winery, Healdsburg

April 15, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am –

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Buellton

April 16, 2014 – 9:00-11:00 am – Courtyard Marriott, Paso Robles

April 29, 2014 – 10:00-11:30 am — Webinar

Who should attend:

Vineyard and winery owners, managers and employees; anyone who has completed a previous self-assessment or is new to using the Code workbook; anyone interested in learning more about sustainability in the wine industry.

Cost:

This is a FREE workshop for California vineyard and winery employees.

For more details, including registration information, visit the CSWA online calendar: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org/workshopcalendar.php. Contact info@sustainablewinegrowing.org for more information.

CSWA is San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2003 and established by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers to promote the benefits of sustainable winegrowing practices and enlist industry adoption.

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