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Certified Sustainable Winegrowing of the Pacific Northwest

LIVE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing through third-party certification and educational programming. We welcome you to learn more about our efforts toward a more sustainable world.

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What We Do

Since 1999, LIVE has independently certified the sustainable practices of winegrowers in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. We rely on the latest university research and internationally accredited standards of integrated production. LIVE is now globally recognized as a leading certification body for sustainable farming and production.

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329
Vineyards
29,674
Acres
31
Wineries
  • Jackson Family Wines

    “LIVE certification is a must for anyone serious about stewardship of their land, vineyards, winery, and brand. I am honored to have my piece of paradise carry the LIVE logo.”

    — Eugenia Keegan

  • A to Z Wineworks

    “Steered by some of the leading minds in the industry, LIVE’s solid guidebook encourages soil health and biodiversity in the production areas and surrounding ecosystem, as well as promoting a disease prevention program that encourages an integrated approach to mitigating risk of crop loss and increasing the quality of the fruit produced.”

    — Joey Myers

  • Ponzi Vineyards

    “LIVE certification creates a brand position that most other wine regions simply don't have. To be able to say your winery and vineyards have achieved the highest certification in the world for sustainable viticulture, now that's pretty powerful.”

    — Maria Ponzi

  • Illahe Vineyards

    “Being a LIVE member not only serves my values but it also is very worthwhile. Illahe Vineyards is in a better position financially because we keep the LIVE standard.”

    — Lowell Ford

  • RESY

    “LIVE is the gold standard of sustainability certifications.”

    — Jon Bonné

  • Reyes Wine Group LLC

    “For years now, LIVE has been on the shortest of short lists whenever our trade considered questions like “What are the sustainable wine certifications with real credibility in the US?" I’ve got much respect for LIVE. ”

    — Martin R. Reyes MW

  • The Four Top

    “Change happens when people collaborate for the common good. LIVE is one of the oldest, strongest, and most visionary sustainability certifications in wine because its members built it from the ground up.”

    — Katherine Cole

  • “The outstanding community & vast resources of LIVE makes charting a map to your site's goals attainable. ”

    — Lauren Eisold

  • Airlie Vineyards

    “LIVE is more than guidelines and rules, it is a way of thinking.”

    — Mary Olson

    • Our Standards

      Each year, LIVE vineyard and winery members submit a comprehensive set of reporting requirements for review. This annual process enables our third-party inspectors to verify that sustainability goals are being met. Here you will find our standards, how they are developed, and the fees for certification. 
       

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      Our Members

      We are a cooperative organization, supporting each other's efforts within our tight-knit winegrowing community. Members can join committees of their peers, attend educational seminars, and sit on the Board of Directors. Our vineyards span from 2 acres to 700, our wineries from 400 cases to 1.5 million. All are welcome.

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      LIVE Plus

      New Certification

      We are happy to announce a new certification option called LIVE Plus. This designation is available for those members who have demonstrated an extraordinarily high level of sustainable winegrowing. Email chris@livecertified.org to enroll or for more information.

      Rules for LIVE Plus
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      Award for Excellence in Sustainability

      The Awardees

      Each year LIVE recognizes those who go above and beyond in the pursuit of sustainability. These members have demonstrated dedication and substantial real-world improvements on their farms and in their wineries. We encourage you to reach out and thank them for their commitment and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

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      Al MacDonald/LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship

      Scholarship

      In 2017 we started a scholarship for Chemeketa Community College students in the Wine Studies Program. Named after Al MacDonald, one of the founders of LIVE as well as the Chemeketa viticulture program, this scholarship is available to first generation students in that program. To donate to the fund or to apply see the link below.

      Learn More and Apply
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      Growing Oaks and Oak Accord

      Oregon White Oak

      LIVE partners with organizations and initiatives such as Willamette University's Growing Oaks to collect and distribute oak saplings, and the Willamette Partnership's Oak Accord to help our members learn how to conserve the oaks they have and to restore native oak habitat on their land.

      Willamette University's Growing Oaks
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      LIVE Social Sustainability Index

      Workers, Customers, Community

      LIVE members have access to a comprehensive set of social sustainability criteria developed by experts from Linfield University, ¡Salud!, and Sustainable Business International.

      LIVE Social Sustainability Index
      • Recent News

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        After a year of collaborative work with Linfield University and other experts in social sustainability, we are proud to present the LIVE Social Sustainability Index. This list of 75 items will assess...

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        We are happy to announce a new certification option called LIVE Plus. This designation is available for those members who have demonstrated an extraordinarily high level of sustainable winegrowing. We...