"In today's global market, it's imperative every wine send a clear message to its buyer. Sometimes, the story behind the bottle is more important than what exists inside. The Oregon story is about high quality, sustainable agriculture and true stewardship of the land. This message is paramount to Oregon's positioning in the global wine marketplace. The LIVE certification emphasizes this point and creates a brand position that most other wine regions simply don't have - it's Oregon's edge on the competition. 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 Fogelstrom
Sales and Marketing Director,
Ponzi Vineyards

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
298 Vineyards
{266 in Oregon, 28 in Washington}

50 Wineries
{42 in Oregon, 6 in Washington}

10,963 Vineyard Acres
{8,488 in Oregon, 2,341 in Washington}

26,158 Farm Acres
{21,247 in Oregon, 4,721 in Washington}

Certified Members*
247 Vineyards
{225 in Oregon, 21 in Washington}

33 Wineries
{29 in Oregon, 4 in Washington}

9,465 Vineyard Acres
{7,340 in Oregon, 2,120 in Washington}

21,953 Farm Acres
{17,607 in Oregon, 4,340 in Washington}

224 Certified Wines
1,406,115 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.