New York Sustainable Winegrowing

The New York Wine and Grape Foundation is developing a sustainability program that will empower New York’s wine and grape growers to advance their environmental, social and economic sustainability efforts through education, certification and community engagement. The program, starting in 2021, is funded by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority, and a private matching grant from John Ingle of Ingle Vineyards and Heron Hill Winery. A key component of our sustainability strategy is to engage the wine and grape community at every step along the way. If you would like to learn more, provide feedback on our efforts, or get involved in our pilot program, please feel free to reach out using this form: 

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NYWGF Joins Sustainable Roundtable

We are thrilled to announce that the New York Wine & Grape Foundation has joined the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) as a Founding Member. The SWR is an independent, nonprofit, multi-stakeholder initiative to unite the international wine community around a consensus definition of sustainable wine. The mission of the SWR is to develop guidelines and best practices to advance sustainability in all aspects of wine production and trade. As a Founding Member, the Foundation will join with sister programs to share expertise and develop a global sustainability standard for wine. For more information, visit this link.

Request for Proposals

The New York Wine and Grape Foundation seeks a consultant to update VineBalance as the basis for a new sustainability certification program for the New York grape and wine industry.
Responses are due by June 30, 2021.

Sustainability Advisory Committee Nominations

We are seeking representatives from Lake Erie, Long Island, Hudson River, Upper Hudson, Niagara Escarpment and Champlain Valley to join this committee.

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