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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.

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Vineyards

Here you can download a plain-text version of the current vineyard checklist, our Green, Yellow, and Red Lists, and blank reporting forms. Once you enroll as a member, you will have access to a fillable version of the checklist with additional information and resources for each item. If you are a member who would like to complete your annual reporting, please log in here.

Wineries

Here you can download a plain-text version of the current winery checklist and reporting templates. Once you enroll as a member, you will have access to a fillable version with additional information and resources for each item. If you are a member who would like to complete your annual reporting, please log in here.

Public

We have prepared a primer document for anyone writing about LIVE. Download the Fee Schedule for our current membership dues and inspection fees. Learn how to use our logo and certification marks in your marketing.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Airlie Vineyards

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

    — Mary Olson

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • RESY

    “LIVE is the gold standard of sustainability certifications.”

    — Jon Bonné

  • 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

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      Integrity

      Our certification standards are developed by experts in agroecology and integrated production. We are audited and accredited annually by the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), a researcher group established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection.

      Our programs rely on the latest research from Oregon and Washington State Universities. We also have a curriculum presence in regional community colleges and a scholarship to help educate the next generation of winemakers.

      LIVE vineyards and wineries are regularly visited by third-party inspectors to verify our progress and discuss the latest methods of sustainable production. Let us worry about the paperwork so that you can enjoy the wine!

      Let’s Get Certified — Join the LIVE Community