The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. It promotes practices that enhance biodiversity, soil and water health, community and employee well-being, while meeting our needs today without compromising the needs of future generations.
These region-wide standards have been endorsed by Protected Harvest a non-profit organization comprised of scientists, academics and environmentalists that certifies farmer’s use of stringent environmental growing standards.
To be certified a grower must pass an independent audit of their viticultural practices.
In 2012 20,000 acres were “Certified Green” in the Lodi Appellation, and an additional 6,000 acres were certified in other regions throughout California. Approximately 20 wineries produce wines baring the Lodi Rules seal. A bottle of wine must be at least 85% from certified sustainable vineyards to use the logo on their label.