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

20 Best Podcasts About Sustainable Agriculture of 2021

May 19, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about sustainable agriculture? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best sustainable agriculture podcasts of 2021. We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience. more info

Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship

Apr 21, 2021

The Vineyard Team is pleased to announce they’re honoring Juan Nevarez with the Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. Nevarez was a beloved member of the Central Coast winegrape industry, whose kindness, expertise and passion shaped many local vineyards. more info

Vineyard Team 2021 Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Feb 11, 2021

The Vineyard Team is pleased to announce their educational scholarship program is accepting applications March 1-31, 2021. more info

What is Sustainable Wine? Ask Beth Vukmanic

Dec 30, 2020

Paul of Wine talks with Paul K says, "I hear 'this wine is sustainable' regularly from the wineries and vendors....what does that mean? Hear the answer...from Beth Vukmanic....and by the way, this girl is cut...we talk about her exercise regiment as well." more info

The Nobel Prize for Weed Science

Nov 23, 2020

Nevertheless, for the first time, I signed up for the 2020 Sustainable Ag Expo which is normally held in San Luis Obispo but has gone virtual this year due to COVID. I settled into my office chair and chose as my first session Vineyard Weed Management presented by Dr. Anil Shrestha, the chairman of the Viticulture and Enology Department at Fresno State. I was stunned at how good Dr. Shrestha’s program was. If there was a Nobel Prize for Weed Science I would award it to Dr. Shrestha. Unlike almost every other weed management presentation that I have attended for the last 40+ years, he included data about yield and grape quality, not just how many weeds he could kill. more info

Kris Beal Awarded Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award

Nov 12, 2020

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers® (ASFMRA®) honored dozens of rural appraisers, farm managers and consultants today during the 2020 ASFMRA Virtual Annual Conference. more info

SIP Certified Welcomes New Winery and Vineyard Members

Oct 22, 2020

SIP (Sustainability in Practice) Certified welcomes over fifteen new vineyards and wineries to their line-up of businesses committed to practicing sustainable farming and winemaking practices. more info

2020 Wine Industry Leaders

Sep 23, 2020

Vineyard Team Executive Director Named as a 2020 Wine Industry Leader more info