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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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.


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

Chris Serra
Executive Director

Board of Directors

LIVE is membership-governed nonprofit organization. Members elect the Board of Directors from across the Pacific Northwest as representatives for a two-year term. To get in touch with the Board or if you are interested in serving, email
Luisa Ponzi

Winemaker at Ponzi Vineyards

Bruce Sonnen

Vineyard Operations Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards

Leigh Bartholomew
Treasurer and Vineyard Certification Officer

Director of Viticulture at Results Partners

Herb Quady
Winery Certification Officer

Founder of Quady North

Leda Garside

Clinical Services Manager for ¡Salud! Services

Russell Smithyman

Sandra Taylor

CEO of Sustainable Business International

Cheney Vidrine

Winemaker at Union Wine Company

Tom Danowski
Tom Danowski

Executive Director, Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Winegrowers Association

Marie Chambers

VP Finance and Operations, Oregon Wine Board

Moya Shatz Dolsby
Moya Shatz Dolsby

Executive Director, Idaho Wine Commission

Dan Kent
Dan Kent

Executive Director, Salmon-Safe

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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