"Being certified LIVE and Salmon-Safe has not only opened doors to new customers, but has led to consumer relationships that Benton-Lane Winery and its respective wine drinkers will enjoy well into the future. I feel that the LIVE and Salmon-Safe programs have not only helped us sell wine, but it has also enhanced our brand image."

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
299 Vineyards
{267 in Oregon, 28 in Washington}

50 Wineries
{42 in Oregon, 6 in Washington}

10,984 Vineyard Acres
{8,509 in Oregon, 2,341 in Washington}

26,210 Farm Acres
{21,298 in Oregon, 4,721 in Washington}

Certified Members*
248 Vineyards
{226 in Oregon, 21 in Washington}

33 Wineries
{29 in Oregon, 4 in Washington}

9,484 Vineyard Acres
{7,360 in Oregon, 2,120 in Washington}

21,990 Farm Acres
{17,644 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.