Science-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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320
Vineyards
7,467
Acres of Biodiversity
41
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
Chris Serra
Executive Director
Don Crank
Don Crank
Chair

Red Winemaker at A to Z Wineworks/Rex Hill

Wynn Peterson-Nedry
Vice-Chair, Winery Certification Officer

Winemaker at Chehalem

Bruce Sonnen
Secretary

Vineyard Operations Manager at Van Duzer Vineyards

Eugenia Keegan
Treasurer

General Manager and Winemaker at Gran Moraine

Daniel Sweeney
Vineyard Certification Officer

Assistant Vineyard Manager at Quail Run Vineyards

Barbara Bond

Emeritus Professor at Oregon State University and Owner of Bois Joli Vineyard

Kevin Corliss
Kevin Corliss

Vice President of Vineyards at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

James Whitelatch

Operations Manager at Claar Wine Group

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

Chris Lake
Chris Lake
Ex-Officio

Director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College

Jason Tosch
Jason Tosch
Ex-Officio

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

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

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