LIVE supports environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing through third-party certification and education. Our roots are in the Pacific Northwest and our standard is internationally accredited.
What We Do
- Preservation — Native habitat, watershed quality, and wildlife are protected and improved through rigorous biodiversity requirements and whole-farm certification.
- Social Issues — Worker health and safety standards and good neighbor policies are an important function of our rigorous vineyard and winery standards.
- Certification — Cutting-edge third-party certifications that address issues ranging from energy and greenhouse gas reduction, to water and waste management, to materials sourcing.
- Community — A healthy, vibrant community that actively works to improve the quality of the natural and built environments in which they live and work.
Board of Directors
Red Winemaker at A to Z Wineworks/Rex Hill
General Manager and Winemaker at Gran Moraine
Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College
Emeritus Professor at Oregon State University and Owner of Bois Joli Vineyard
Vice President of Vineyards at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Winemaker at Chehalem
Vineyard Operations Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards
Assistant Vineyard Manager at Quail Run Vineyards
Operations Manager at Claar Wine Group
Executive Director, Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association
Executive Director, Idaho Wine Commission
Executive Director, Salmon-Safe
Executive Director, Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
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, Ponzi Vineyards
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