This program allows growers to promote their vineyards as SIP Certified. SIP Certification is available to growers and wineries throughout California and has a high threshold for eligibility.
SIP looks at the whole farm, verifying the farmers commitment to environmental stewardship, equitable treatment of employees, and business sustainability.
SIP is a practice and performance based program – every Requirement and Management Enhancement has to do with practices and is measurable, therefore auditable.
SIP prohibits the use of high risk pesticides (toxic air contaminates, cholinesterase inhibitors, groundwater contaminants, and federally and California restricted materials).