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, Washington since 2006, and Idaho since 2012.

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.

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
295 Vineyards
{265 in Oregon, 26 in Washington}

41 Wineries
{36 in Oregon, 5 in Washington}

11,458 Vineyard Acres
{9,003 in Oregon, 2,320 in Washington}

26,509 Farm Acres
{21,636 in Oregon, 4,683 in Washington}

Certified Members*
272 Vineyards
{247 in Oregon, 24 in Washington}

34 Wineries
{30 in Oregon, 4 in Washington}

10,415 Vineyard Acres
{8,118 in Oregon, 2,293 in Washington}

24,394 Farm Acres
{19,796 in Oregon, 4,592 in Washington}

224 Certified Wines
1,457,808 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.