Research-based standards for sustainable winegrowers

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.

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340
Vineyards
8,718
Acres of Biodiversity
42
Wineries

What We Do

Since 1999, LIVE has independently certified the sustainable practices of winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest, using the latest in university research and internationally accredited standards. We provide regional education to preserve the human and natural resources of the wine industry. We welcome you to learn more about our standards.

  • 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.

Staff

For inquiries related to certification, education, outreach, and administration. Chris has been with LIVE since 2007.

Chris Serra
Executive Director

For inquiries related to outreach and education outside of Oregon. Brighid joined LIVE in 2016.

Brighid O'Keane
Outreach Director

Board of Directors

LIVE is membership-governed nonprofit organization. Members elect growers and winemakers from across the Pacific Northwest as representatives for a two-year term. You can email them directly at [email protected].
James Whitelatch
Chair

Operations Manager at Claar Wine Group

Bruce Sonnen
Secretary

Vineyard Operations Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards

Jessica Sandrock
Treasurer and Education Officer

Director of NW Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College

Leigh Bartholomew
Vineyard Certification Officer

Director of Viticulture at Results Partners

Wynne Peterson-Nedry
Winery Certification Officer

Winemaker at Chehalem

Don Crank
Don Crank

Leda Garside

Clinical Services Manager for ¡Salud! Services

Luisa Ponzi

Winemaker at Ponzi Vineyards

Russell Smithyman

Director of Viticulture at Ste Michelle Wine Estates

Tom Danowski
Tom Danowski
Ex-Officio

Executive Director, Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association

Moya Shatz Dolsby
Moya Shatz Dolsby
Ex-Officio

Executive Director, Idaho Wine Commission

Dan Kent
Dan Kent
Ex-Officio

Executive Director, Salmon-Safe

Vicky Sharlau
Vicky Scharlau
Ex-Officio

Executive Director, Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers

Jason Tosch
Jason Tosch
Emeritus

Vineyard Manager at Anne Amie 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, Ponzi Vineyards

Recent News

Keep up to date with the latest news from LIVE. We will post important announcements and other timely resources for you here.

Pesticide Disposal Event

Registration Deadline Extended to Monday 12/10

Recycling Hubs Update

2018 LIVE Standards Updates

2017 LIVE Annual Report

Our Certification and Industry Partners
Salmon-Safe IOBC Vinea OWB and OWA Idaho Wine Commission WWA

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