Few things at Cristom Vineyards are as important as being responsible stewards of the land.
Our estate vineyards are certified sustainable LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology), and have been since 2007. The LIVE designation helps remind us to be consciously aware of the long-term health, viability and fertility of the entire property, not just the land under vine.
We’re proud of our commitment. In the vineyard, we work tirelessly to reduce or eliminate synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. We protect natural our resources including energy, water, soil, and wildlife habitats. We particularly care about the ecological health of Oregon’s watershed, and work with LIVE and Salmon Safe to promote responsible farming practices and help keep our rivers and streams ecologically sound.
At the winery (it’s also LIVE certified) we are using more recyclable materials, bottling with more eco-friendly glass, and lowering our energy consumption and carbon emissions. We’re managing our wastewater more effectively, eliminating high-risk chemicals and cleaning agents, and protecting worker health and safety beyond what’s regulated by the state. We value the personal lives and health of the farmworkers who work on our estate, as well as the employees who work in our offices and tasting room.
Cristom wines are made using responsible viticultural and enological practices. We’re really proud of that.