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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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Vineyards
29,679
Acres
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Wineries

A to Z Wineworks

“Steered by some of the leading minds in the industry, LIVE’s solid guidebook encourages soil health and biodiversity in the production areas and surrounding ecosystem, as well as promoting a disease prevention program that encourages an integrated approach to mitigating risk of crop loss and increasing the quality of the fruit produced.”

— Joey Myers

Airlie Vineyards

“LIVE is more than guidelines and rules, it is a way of thinking.”

— Mary Olson

RESY

“LIVE is the gold standard of sustainability certifications.”

— Jon Bonné

Ponzi 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

Reyes Wine Group LLC

“For years now, LIVE has been on the shortest of short lists whenever our trade considered questions like “What are the sustainable wine certifications with real credibility in the US?" I’ve got much respect for LIVE. ”

— Martin R. Reyes MW

“The outstanding community & vast resources of LIVE makes charting a map to your site's goals attainable. ”

— Lauren Eisold

The Four Top

“Change happens when people collaborate for the common good. LIVE is one of the oldest, strongest, and most visionary sustainability certifications in wine because its members built it from the ground up.”

— Katherine Cole

Jackson Family Wines

“LIVE certification is a must for anyone serious about stewardship of their land, vineyards, winery, and brand. I am honored to have my piece of paradise carry the LIVE logo.”

— Eugenia Keegan

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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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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Please welcome our new winery tech chair, Shaun Vrooman! And thanks to Cheney Vidrine for his service on this committee. Shaun Vrooman - Production Winemaker at Adelsheim Shaun, originally from...

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Our 2024 winery standard has been published. You can access the new checklist by logging into your winery account or clicking here . The main change for 2024 is that we have eliminated Yellow items...