SIP Certified® Standards 2019

SIP Standards | Photo Questions | 2019

Table of Contents

1 — Conservation and Enhancement of Biological Diversity

1.1 Conservation and Enhancement of Biological Diversity

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

5.

Do you alternately mow or till row middles for maximum biodiversity during the season?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

If yes, attach mowing and/or tillage records and photo documentation of practices.

[ ] Yes(5 pts.) [ ] No [ ] Not Applicable

Not Applicable only if vineyard is located in a frost sensitive area. Provide written statement.

7.

Do you have bat boxes as a means of insect pest control and/or raptor perches or owl boxes as a means of vertebrate pest control?

D+O — Req'd for Documentation+Onsite renewals

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(5 pts.) [ ] No

Provide photo documentation of bat box, owl box, and/or raptor perch.

2 — Vineyard Acquisition, Establishment and Management

2.1 Pre-Plant/Purchase

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

9.

Did you utilize aerial photographs (either infrared or standard film) or other GPS technologies in the development and mapping of your vineyard site?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No [ ] Not Applicable

If yes, attach photographs or other mapping tool.

If not applicable, explain.

2.4 Canopy Management

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

4.

If needed, are you removing leaves and/or laterals in the fruit zone to reduce disease and pests or improve wine quality? If not, explain why leaf pulling is not necessary.

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

[ ] Not Applicable

Provide leaf and/or laterals removal records and before and after photo documentation.

If not applicable, provide written explanation.

4 — Vineyard Soil Conservation and Surface Water Quality

4.1 Post-Plant/Purchase

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

7.

Are pesticide storage facilities designed for containment of spills?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

If yes, attach photo documentation.

Provide written description of spill containment design.

8.

Do you store liquid materials separately from dry materials, and are dry materials elevated above the spill zone?

D+O — Req'd for Documentation+Onsite renewals

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

If yes, provide photo documentation.

10.

Do your diesel and gas tanks have secondary containment?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No [ ] Not Applicable

If yes, indicate containment basins on the ranch map. Provide photo documentation.

4.2 Erosion Control and Prevention of Offsite Movement

Requirements

2.

A winter cover crop (resident or planted) must be maintained.

D — Req'd for Documentation renewals

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Provide close-up photo and large scale photo from a block level.

Describe winter cover cropping practices.

When were the photos last taken?

3.

You must have a minimum of two management practices in place to minimize the offsite movement of sediment and organic soil amendments and to minimize non-point source pollution of surface waters.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Cover crop (resident or planted)
[ ] Filter Strip (resident or planted)
[ ] Mulching
[ ] Hay bales/straw
[ ] Jute netting
[ ] Silt pond
[ ] Waddles
[ ] Vegetated Ditches
[ ] Other

Provide photo documentation for each selected.

If you selected other, describe.

Management Enhancements

7.

Do you utilize water runoff diversions?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Engineer recommended runoff diversions (3 pts.)

[ ] Researched and implemented without technical assistance (1 pts.)

[ ] No [ ] Not Applicable

Provide photo documentation of runoff diversions and indicate their location(s) on your ranch map.

If you are involved with an engineered project, attach brief project description in place of photo documentation.

If not applicable, provide written explanation.

10.

Are devices in place to prevent runoff and/or soil movement to public roads?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(3 pts.) [ ] No [ ] Not Applicable

Provide photo documentation of devices. Indicate placement on the ranch map.

Not Applicable only if vineyard does not border any public roads. Provide statement.

11.

If vegetation is excluded below the vines during winter, the vegetative free area is:


Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] < 30” (4 pts.)

[ ] 30 – 48” (2 pts.)

[ ] > 48”

If yes, provide photo documentation with measuring tape.

5 — Water Conservation and Quality

5.1 Vineyard Water Quality and Analysis

Requirements

1.

You must have a backflow prevention device installed on your well(s) or water source(s).

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Provide photo documentation.

2.

Well heads must be protected from chemical contamination. (DPR Wellhead Protection Requirements)

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Provide photo documentation.

Describe well head protection from chemical contamination.

5.4 Winery Water Conservation

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

5.

Is water conservation information posted in the language understood by your worker(s)?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo of postings.

5.8 Winery Storm Water

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

2.

Do you separate storm and process water drains?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

5.9 Winery and Lab Water Conservation

Requirements

2.

Water for cleaning must be applied using a high-pressure/low-volume nozzle fitted with a shut-off valve.

Photo(s) Required

Attach photo.

Management Enhancements

4.

Is water used for cleaning and sanitizing tanks applied from either the top or bottom of the tank using a spray ball or rotating device that circulates the water in the tanks?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

11.

Is an Energy-Star dishwasher in use for glassware?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

5.11 Winery Landscaping

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

2.

Are water flow meters installed on landscape irrigation systems?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

3.

Are moisture sensors and/or rain shut-off devices installed to override automatic sensors?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

6 — Energy Conservation and Efficiency

6.1 Energy Use

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

3.

Are light duty jobs done with All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) instead of tractors or trucks?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Provide photo documentation of ATVs and a list of practices which utilize ATVs.

16.

Is energy conservation and efficiency information posted and/or made available in the language understood by your worker(s)?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(1 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

6.2 Refrigeration

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

5.

Does your refrigeration system incorporate any of the following efficiency measures:

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

[ ] Parallel systems

[ ] Close approach heat exchangers

[ ] Groundwater cooling

[ ] Head pressure control

[ ] Evaporative condensers or cooling tower

[ ] Variable frequency drives

[ ] Condenser flow control

Check all that apply and attach photos.

[ ] Condenser temperature regulation

6.3 Tanks and Lines

Requirements

1.

All hot water pipes and glycol transfer lines must be insulated with at least one inch thick insulation.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Attach photo(s).

2.

At least 85% of outside, jacketed fermenters must be insulated. Not applicable only if you do not have jacketed fermenters outside.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Attach photo and list percent of outside insulated fermenters by volume, describe jacketing material, and R-value of insulation.

Management Enhancements

4.

What percentage of all outside tanks are insulated?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] 76-100% (4 pts.)

[ ] 51-75% (3 pts.)

[ ] 26-50% (2 pts.)

[ ] None

Attach photo and describe.

[ ] Not applicable if there are no outside tanks.

5.

Do you use any of the following energy efficient technologies?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(1 pts.) [ ] No

[ ] Stacked tanks

[ ] Pre insulated pipe with hard outer shell

Attach photo(s).

6.4 Pumps, Motors, Drives, Air Compressors, and Dryers

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

5.

Do you use a variable speed drives to manage energy use efficiency?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo and specify model, serial number, and location of variable speed drive.

6.8 Alternative Energy

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

1.

Do you use renewal energy sources including solar, wind, or other alternative power for a portion of your vineyard energy needs?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(5 pts.) [ ] No

Provide documentation of alternative energy use (photo documentation is sufficient).

2.

Do you have alternative energy aerators installed for wastewater processing?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

3.

Do you have a solar photovoltaic or passive solar water heater/pre-heater?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

4.

Do you have electric vehicle charging stations?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(1 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

7 — Pollution and Waste

7.1 Vineyard Air Quality

Requirements

2.

You must have speed limit signs posted on main vineyard access roads to reduce dust.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Y N na

Indicate speed limit signs on ranch map or attach photo.

Management Enhancements

12.

Have you switched or added electric, hybrid or ultra-low emission vehicles to your fleet?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Greater than 50% of fleet (3 pts.)

[ ] More than one vehicle, but less than 50% of fleet (2 pts.)

[ ] One vehicle (1 pts.)

[ ] No

Provide photo documentation of electric, hybrid or ultra low emission vehicle(s).

13.

What percentage of your stationary power source equipment is electric?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Greater than 70% (3 pts.)

[ ] Between 30 – 70% (2 pts.)

[ ] Less than 30%, but at least 1% (1 pts.)

[ ] None

Provide documentation of your stationary power sources and whether or not they are electric.

7.2 Pollution

Requirements

1.

You must have annual trainings and/or signs posted in the language understood by your worker(s) explaining practices to prevent litter, debris, soil, and pollution from reaching storm drains and streams.

D — Req'd for Documentation renewals

Photo(s) Required

Attach photo of signs and/or training logs.

Management Enhancements

10.

Do you have a safe, clean area for unused/retired equipment? This area should protect possible pollutants from leaching into air, ground, and landscape.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo or show on map and explain pollution prevention methods.

7.3 Hazardous Material Management

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

6.

Are cellar and laboratory thermometers mercury-free?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

7.4 Winery Solid Waste Management

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

2.

Are your dumpsters covered by lids or an overhang/roof?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

3.

 Are your dumpsters on a concrete pad?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

5.

Do you have signs in a language understood by the employee(s) posted on dumpsters indicating which material are allowed/restricted?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

7.5 Winery Cleaning and Sanitizing Agents

Requirements

1.

Cleaning chemicals must be clearly marked and stored in a clean, dry location in appropriate secondary containment and stored separately from wine addition chemicals.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Attach photos of chemical containers and show locations on facility map.

7.6 Lab Chemicals

Requirements

2.

All laboratory chemicals must be labeled and stored in appropriate, marked areas. Flammables, acids and bases must be stored separately.

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

Attach photos of laboratory chemical storage areas.

4.

Chemicals removed from their original containers must be properly re-labeled.

Photo(s) Required

Attach photo.

Management Enhancements

5.

Are chemicals marked with open and expiration dates?

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo.

8 — Purchasing, Recycling, and Waste Reduction

8.1 Recycling

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

5.

Do you train your workers and post signs on proper waste disposal in the language understood by your employee(s) at trash and recycling areas?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach training records and/or photo(s).

7.

Is all broken, unusable laboratory glass sorted into specifically marked containers for disposal or recycling? (Borosilicate glass (Pyrex) and leaded glass cannot be recycled. All other glass, sample bottles, and tasting glasses are recyclable.)

Photo(s) Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo of collection containers.

8.2 Waste Reduction

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

8.

Are at least 75% of break room cups, plates, and utensils washable?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Describe and attach photo.

9 — Pest Management

9.5 Weed Management

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

3.

Is the width of the weed free swath under the vine throughout the growing season:

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] < 30” (3 pts.)

[ ] 30 – 48” (2 pts.)

[ ] > 48”

[ ] No

Provide photo documentation of close-up with swath measurement shown and large scale photo from a block level during the growing season.

9.7 Winery Pest Management

Requirements

(No requirements in this section.)

Management Enhancements

6.

Do you store all barrels inside?

Photo(s) Required

Onsite Inspection Required

[ ] Yes(2 pts.) [ ] No

Attach photo or show on map.