“At McManis Family Vineyards, we have chosen the “Lodi Rules Program” for certifying our vineyards as sustainable. It is a standard of farming practices that not only protects our land, our workers and the community that we live in, but produces a higher quality of wine that reflects the place and the people that create them.
Although all of our farming practices are the same in all of our vineyards, we have hired a certified independent third party to grant us certification on each and we are proud to say that every one of our vineyards are now certified. This certification verifies the farming practices that my Father instilled in me about being good stewards of the land and good partners to the people we work with every day.”
California Certified Sustainable vineyards and wineries produce high quality grapes and wine, protect the environment and enhance the communities in which they live and work by implementing sustainable winegrowing practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable. Certified wineries and vineyards must meet specific requirements each year that are verified during an annual third-party audit and use at least 85% of grapes from certified vineyards, 100% being from California.
In 2016, McManis Family Vineyards was awarded the California Green Medal Award for Sustainable Winegrowing in Business. This award honors the vineyard and or winery that best demonstrates smart business through efficiencies, cost savings and innovations from implementing sustainable practices.