providing education and certification for Long Island vineyards


Our Objectives

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing

For 40 years, Long Island vineyards have worked hard to develop unique and safe practices for producing quality wine grapes. We have grown to create our own definition of sustainability that is based on our role as stewards of the rich agricultural heritage of the North Fork of Long Island. Just like the Native Americans and English settlers who came before us, we are ensuring the sustained agricultural use of these lands for many more generations.

Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing is a is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides education and certification for Long Island vineyards. LISW uses international standards of sustainable practices in quality wine-grape production that have been refined for the northeast and utilized through the VineBalance Workbook. These practices are based on an independent 3rd-party-verified checklist system consisting of recommended and prohibited practices and materials, thoughtful planning and numerous ecological options.

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