KEY ORGANIZATIONS

A wide array of organizations, many of them private voluntary associations, exist to promote sustainability, including environmental sustainability under changing climate conditions in the wine industry.  Some of these organizations also provide a certification framework for their members.  If you know of others that should be included or you represent one of these organizations and would like to provide additional information, please let me know at wineandclimate@gmail.com. Thank you! 

 
Global
Glass of Red Wine
Europe
Europe

Global

ARENI is a global research & action institute for the future of Fine Wine. They sponsor a global  multidisciplinary research programme that includes industry experts, academics and thought leaders on sustainability and wine. Natural and Human Resources are a key research focus. 

The website contains a wealth of information including white papers,  podcasts and articles.

Europe
Europe

Global

​Linfield University’s Evenstad Center for Wine Education integrates numerous wine education programs and activities into academic and experiential learning for undergraduate students and adult learners.

Europe
Europe

UK, Global 

An Oxford and Pembrokeshire-based research institute and consultancy service addressing the impact of climate change on the global wine industry. Its focus is on the feasibility and transparency of freshwater management; irrigation; the suitability of regional adaptation techniques; the determination of cool-climate regions; and the long-term sustainability of viticulture.

Europe
Europe

Global

DEMETER INTERNATIONAL

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Wine Country
Europe

Italy

EQUALITUS

The key objective at Equalitas is to spread – in Italy – a unique approach to sustainability in the wine industry, built on the social, environmental and economic pillars, and a collective brand offering the best guarantee for consumers. Thanks to the technical, cultural and political resources of a broad stakeholder base, Equalitas intends to pool the best consolidated and innovatory practices, in order to launch a global Italian model of sustainable quality.

France, Europe

The Syndicat International des Vignerons en Culture Bio-Dynamique (SIVCBD) currently brings together 175 properties throughout mainly France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Swizzerland, who apply biodynamic techniques.

Germany

FAIR'N GREEN

FAIR'N GREEN is the system for sustainable viticulture. It covers the areas of management, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility. The wineries are yearly audited by sustainability experts and subject to the standard of FAIR and GREEN e.V. which puts forth high requirements in all areas of sustainability.

Champagne, France

Sustainable viticulture in Champagne refers to the application of sustainable development principles to viticulture.

 

It is a voluntary approach that relies on the day-to-day commitment of Champagne winemakers in 3 areas:

 

  •     Biodiversity footprint

  •      Carbon footprint

  •      Water footprint

Burgundy, France

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND BOURGOGNE WINES

For 2,000 years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has demonstrated its capacity to adapt to climatic, historical, economic and social circumstances. It has thus become one of the most sustainable wine regions on the planet. This quest for sustainability is a permanent concern, which is why the Bourgogne wine sector has embarked on the path of Sustainable Development through a concerted approach.

Portugal

THE PORTO PROTOCOL FOUNDATION

The Porto Protocol seeks to drive collaborative action by bringing together a network of change makers and workable climate solutions for and within the wine world

 
Red Grape Vines
Other

California

CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance promotes sustainable winegrowing practices. The alliance administers Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW)  program. The certification focuses on environmentally and socially responsible practices, and, our communities and our industry for generations to come.

Australia

Wine Australia helps foster and encourage profitable, resilient and sustainable Australian winegrape and wine businesses by investing in research and development (R&D), building markets, disseminating market information and knowledge, encouraging adoption and ensuring compliance through our regulatory functions. They also administer the Export and Regional Wine Support Package.