LIVE is more than guidelines and rules, it is a way of thinking. To be sustainable means applying sustainable thinking to the vineyard, employees and customers as well. If what you are doing is not sustainable for all three legs of this stool then it will not endure. I love to mention during sales trips that our vineyard is also Salmon-Safe! The exception to this is our Pinot Noir which is just delicious with salmon!

Mary Olson, Airlie Winery

LIVE: Low Input Viticulture & Enology, Inc.

LIVE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides education and independent third-party certification of vineyards and wineries using international standards of sustainable viticulture and enology practices in wine-grape and wine production.

We have been certifying growers in Oregon since 1999 and in Washington since 2006. We have recently expanded our geographical boundary to include all of the Pacific Northwest, including British Columbia and Idaho.

We are proudly partnered with Salmon-Safe to address watershed impacts from not only the vineyards and wineries of our members, but also the other areas on their farms.

LIVE also administers the Carbon Reduction Challenge (CRC), a certification aimed at helping wineries to achieve energy efficiencies and addressing greenhouse gas emissions in the northwest wine industry.

We actively work with university extension services to improve our standards, reach out to growers, and incorporate the latest research into our technical discussions.

We gladly invite you to learn more about our program by browsing our website, or contacting us.

Program Statistics

Enrolled Members
293 Vineyards
{262 in Oregon, 27 in Washington}

45 Wineries
{38 in Oregon, 5 in Washington}

10,887 Vineyard Acres
{8,422 in Oregon, 2,331 in Washington}

25,979 Farm Acres
{21,093 in Oregon, 4,696 in Washington}

Certified Members*
252 Vineyards
{230 in Oregon, 21 in Washington}

31 Wineries
{27 in Oregon, 4 in Washington}

9,778 Vineyard Acres
{7,650 in Oregon, 2,124 in Washington}

22,524 Farm Acres
{18,178 in Oregon, 4,340 in Washington}

224 Certified Wines
1,335,465 cases of wine produced in certified wineries

*Members must complete two years of farming under LIVE standards before achieving certification. All members must undergo rigorous 3rd-party inspections to verify these practices.