The Winegrowers’ Sustainable
Trust: Is a voluntary group of winegrowers that
have embraced a covenant with environmental, economic
and social sustainability concurrent with their production
of grapes and wine.
Sustainable Wine Growing:
Is a holistic system of recognized cultural production
methodologies that employ environmentally-friendly and
socially responsible viticultural practices that respect
the land, conserve natural resources, support biodiversity,
exercise responsible relationships with workers, neighbors
and the community and provide continuing economic and
biological vineyard viability.
Mission: To develop and
implement a sustainable vineyard management program,
synonymous with the Walla Walla Valley, internationally
recognized for its strict environmental standards and
high quality farming practices.
- Attract Walla Walla Valley winegrowers dedicated
to investing in sustainable viticulture and implementing
these practices over the long term.
- Implement proven holistic, environmentally friendly
viticultural practices that respect the land, conserve
natural resources, support biodiversity and provide
for the long-term vineyard viability.
- Obtain international recognition through certification
with the International Organization of Biological
- Produce world-class wines of distinction by further
strengthening the partnership between growers, vintners
- Enhance the image and prestige of Walla Walla
Valley wine grapes, specifically those grown by
members of Vinea, the Winegrowers Sustainable Trust.
- Establish Walla Walla as a leader in sustainable
viticulture and generate awareness and regard for
this position among Washington state vintners, growers,
elected officials, the community at large, members
of the trade, media and consumers.