Like many of you, we like clean air, crisp water, and polar bears... I mean, who wouldn't? Fun fact, polar bears love Pinot, who knew?! Since we want to do our part to protect the environment (and these fuzzy, Pinot lovin' creatures) it all starts with being sustainable. Here are a few facts about Fiddlestix, our Estate Vineyard and its Sustainability in Practice (SIP) certification: 1. Fiddlestix Vineyard is honored to be SIP Certified since 2014. 2. SIP considers the the whole farm - from the environment to employees to the business sustainability in the community. 3. SIP prohibits the use of high-risk pesticides. 4. SIP requires its candidates to meet nine other criteria, not required by the USDA national organic program and the Biodynamics program, including water conservation, social responsibility and sound business practices. We greatly value our little, 100 acre slice of Pinot paradise therefore we protect the vineyard so that it can continue to produce fantastic grapes for years to come. If you want to learn more about the SIP program, visit their website.