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THE ANNUAL CALIFORNIA GREEN MEDAL: SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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Congratulations to our 2016 winners

RECOGNIZING CALIFORNIA VINEYARDS & WINERIES EXCELLING IN SUSTAINABILITY WITH FOUR AWARDS:

Jackson Family Wines has won the Leader Award, which honors the vineyard and/or winery that best demonstrates the ability to balance the “3 E’s” of sustainability, (Environmentally sound, socially Equitable and Economically viable) and excels in each of these areas.

Halter Ranch Vineyard has won the Environment Award, which honors the vineyard and/or winery that best demonstrates Environmental Stewardship through maximized environmental benefits from implementing sustainable practices.

Tablas Creek Vineyard has won the Community Award, which honors the vineyard and/or winery that is a Good Neighbor & Employer using the most innovative practices that enhance relations with employees, neighbors and/or communities.

McManis Family Vineyard has won the Business Award, which honors the vineyard and/or winery that best demonstrates Smart Business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovation from implementing sustainable practices.

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PARTNERS:

Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association | California Green Business Program | Fish Friendly Farming | Mendocino County Resource Conservation District | Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. | Napa County Resource Conservation District | Napa Valley Grapegrowers | Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance | Russian River Valley Winegrowers | Temecula Valley Winegrowers | Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

For more information on sponsorship or partnership opportunities, contact info@greenmedal.org

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RECOGNITION FOR AWARD WINNERS

In addition to being recognized as a sustainability leader in the California wine industry, award winners will:

  • Receive a green medal award and certificate
  • Be honored at an awards ceremony in April 2016 in Sacramento
  • Receive full access to award logo to include in marketing efforts
  • Be listed on presenting organizations websites and featured in award communications (widely distributed press releases, e-newsletters, social media, etc.)
  • Be featured in a Wine Business Monthly ad
  • Be featured in video of award winners and receive a copy for your own use, depending on sufficient sponsorship
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Eligibility

  • All applicants must be a California vineyard and/or winery.
  • All applicants must have participated in a California sustainability program within the past 3 years (e.g. California Green Business Program, California Sustainable Winegrowing Self-Assessment Program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, Fish Friendly Farming, LandSmart, Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing, Lodi Rules Self-Assessment, Napa Green, Sustainability In Practice Certification, Sustainability In Practice Self-Assessment).
  • Applicants are encouraged to focus on practices, projects or initiatives that have taken place in the past three years, with a particular emphasis on the past 12 months.
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Judging Panel for 2016 Awards

  • Karen Block, Industrial Relations Manager, Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
  • Hunter Francis, Director/Founder, Center for Sustainability in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Camron King, Executive Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission
  • Karissa Kruse, President, Sonoma County Winegrowers
  • Allison Jordan, Executive Director, California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance
  • Kelli McCune, Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Conservation
  • Michelle Novi, Industry Relations Manager, Napa Valley Vintners
  • Cyril Penn, Editor in Chief, Wine Business Monthly
  • Beth Vukmanic Lopez, SIP Certification Manager, The Vineyard Team
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Selection Criteria:

The judging panel will consider the following criteria when scoring applications:

  • Practices, project(s) and/or initiative(s) demonstrate outstanding achievement in each of the sustainable practice areas relevant to their award category
  • Includes major accomplishments and measurable results
  • Practices, project(s) and/or initiative(s) are innovative and/or unique
  • Clearly articulates why they are deserving of the award and what sets them apart from others
  • Certified to a third-party sustainable winegrowing certification program receives bonus points
  • Provides compelling supporting documentation
  • Demonstrates Excellence in Award Category:
    • Environment Award: Demonstrates maximized environmental benefits
    • Community Award: Enhances relations with employees, neighbors and/or communities
    • Business Award: Demonstrates efficiencies and cost savings
    • Leader Award: Balances multiple objectives of environmental, economic and social goals, and sustainability is clearly integrated into the overall business

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING?

Sustainable winegrowing is a comprehensive set of practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable. Sustainable winegrowing is being used by winegrape growers and vintners throughout California to grow and make high quality grapes and wine. These sustainable vineyard and winery practices conserve water and energy, maintain healthy soil, protect air and water quality, enhance relations with employees and communities, preserve local ecosystems and wildlife habitat, and improve the economic vitality of vineyards and wineries.

Download a printable PDF version: California Green Medal Content