Vineyard Team: An Award Winning Organization

Apr 11, 2022

Did you know that the Vineyard Team is an award-winning organization? Arising from a small grower group’s desire to educate and guide themselves towards sustainable winegrowing practices, the Vineyard Team has become an internationally recognized leader in the sustainability movement. more info

Peer Review of the 2023 SIP Certified Standards

Mar 30, 2022

Every five years, the SIP Certified Standards undergo a peer review by representatives from the university and extension system, state and federal agencies, agricultural professionals, and environmental and social organizations. These experts are asked to review the Standards chapters and provide their feedback via comments and questions. The 2023 SIP Certified Standards peer review was completed in February 2022 by fifteen experts in the field, and the Technical Advisory Committee reviewed the comments in March 2022. more info

Cal Poly Survey Reveals that Being SIP Certified Increases the Adoption of Irrigation Efficiency Best Management Practices

Mar 21, 2022

In 2021, Dustin Tran and Nicholas Lawrence Babin of California Polytechnical Institute conducted a survey of 91 vineyard managers in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. The aim of their study was to assess the level of, and barriers to, adopting six irrigation efficiency best management practices (BMP). more info

Top 5 Sustainable Winegrowing Podcasts in 2021

Dec 29, 2021

No matter what role you have in the business of winegrowing, Sustainable Winegrowing with the Vineyard Team provides information and education to help you stay up-to-date with the latest science and research in the field. Today, we bring you the Top 5 Sustainable Winegrowing Podcasts of 2021. more info

2022 Vineyard Team Business Membership Tiers

Dec 13, 2021

We have expanded Business Membership tiers for 2022. Please read the details below so your company can have access to Vineyard Team Business Membership benefits all year long. more info

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by donating to the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship

Nov 30, 2021

This #GivingTuesday Vineyard Team is raising money for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship, a community-funded scholarship for college students whose parents work in our members' vineyards and wineries and we need your help on this special day to reach our goal. more info

Make a Gift, Change a Students Life

Nov 11, 2021

You might have heard about our Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. We know higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. The Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in members' vineyards and wineries achieve their dreams. more info

The Best Gift you can Give Someone is a Gift of Education

Nov 10, 2021

The Vineyard Team's Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship honors Juan Nevarez, a beloved member of the Central Coast winegrape industry, whose kindness, expertise, and passion shaped so many local vineyards. Juan Nevarez was a dreamer. But the difference between Juan and many at that time was his ability to turn his dreams into reality and share that opportunity for others. The Vineyard Team is proud to pay tribute to a Paso Robles Pioneer through this scholarship that supports families of vineyard employees in their educational pursuits. more info

Esteban’s Story of Achieving Higher Education is so Inspiring

Oct 27, 2021

We know higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. The Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in our members' vineyards and wineries achieve their dreams. Help us reach our goal to raise $50,000 by December 1. YOU can make a life-changing impact on a student’s future. more info

SIP Certified Welcomes New Members to Its Growing List of Sustainable Vineyards and Wineries

Oct 07, 2021

SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified recently welcomed over fifteen new properties to its family of sustainably certified vineyards and wineries. The new members span Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kings County and join nearly two-hundred and fifty other SIP Certified businesses across California and Michigan. more info

A message from Kris

Aug 12, 2021

I began with the Central Coast Vineyard Team on a part time contract in 1998. For all we knew, it was going to be a 6-month gig. No logo. No office. No staff. No programs. All we had was the Positive Points System, a brilliant mission statement, and a wise group of founders. We had no idea what was to come. more info

Sustainable Winegrowing with Vineyard Team named one of the Best Industry Research Podcasts

Jul 08, 2021

Welp Magazine curated a list of 20 of the best industry research podcasts of 2021 which included Sustainable Winegrowing with Vineyard Team. more info

2021 Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Jul 02, 2021

Winners announced for the seventh annual California Green Medal in Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership. Read along to learn how SIP Certified Trinchero Family Estates earned the 2021 title of Sustainable Winegrowing Business and learn more about practices they use daily to promote sustainability throughout their vineyards. more info

CONSUMED: a podcast - Season IX: Beth Vukmanic, Program Director + fitness influencer, Vineyard Team/SIP Certified + Bethercize

Jun 01, 2021

When Beth Vukmanic came on the podcast, I was certain we'd talk only about her work with the Vineyard Team, an organization based in Atascadero, California that promotes sustainable winegrowing throughout the U.S. But Beth surprised me with all her many special fun facts: she was born in a moving VW Rabbit on a freeway in Detroit, she plays the harp professionally, and — here’s the biggie — she is a fitness superstar. No really. more info