California Wine and Climate Change

Administrator sustainability

Written by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

As an agricultural industry, the California wine community has a long history of adapting to change and demonstrating its commitment to sound environmental practices and social responsibility. Building on these efforts are the educational and certification programs of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). Established by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers, CSWA is the most comprehensive and widely adopted wine sustainability program in the world, and – together with other important sustainability programs in regions throughout the state – has made California wine a leader in addressing climate change.