Just recently, a guest in our tasting room pointed at our LIVE certificate which we display on an easel and asked, "What does this mean?" I was happy to explain that it is an assurance to our customer that we use sustainable vineyard practices in the growing of our Estate wine's fruit and that we are earnest in our pursuit of being good stewards of our entire farm. To that, we could easily add that our LIVE organization is a joy to work with!

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}

26,151 Farm Acres
{21,240 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}

21,946 Farm Acres
{17,600 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.