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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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323
Vineyards
30,873
Acres
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Wineries

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

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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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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Chemeketa students
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.

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Growing Oaks and Oak Accord

Oregon White Oak

In 2022 LIVE partnered with environmental science students at Willamette University to help expand the success of their Growing Oaks project. Member wineries agreed to act as collection points for acorns throughout the Willamette Valley so that we can gather enough to plant thousands of native Oregon White Oaks. We also work with 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

Recent News

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This spring, LIVE partnered with a group of environmental science students from Willamette University to distribute oak saplings to our members. Their group, called Growing Oaks, was formed to promote

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Each year, LIVE's Joint Technical Committee meets to review our vineyard standards and discuss key pest determinations, testing requirements, and new chemistry evaluations. Updates for the 2022 growing season are below and the final documents are at livecertified.org/certify. Contact LIVE staff to be connected with your Regional Tech Committee chair.