These certified green seals signify a third-party audited commitment to rigorous, scientifically sound sustainable winegrowing. You’ll find our seals in vineyards, on wine labels, on wine lists, on the back of trucks and tractors, and in wineries.
When you drink a glass of wine made from LODI RULES certified grapes, you are supporting a farmer, a vintner, and an entire agricultural community that embraces their responsibility to care for the environment and the people.
In the Lodi, California, AVA – where nearly 1/5th of California grapes are grown – there exists a forward-thinking, visionary group of farmers who tax themselves to fund the Lodi Winegrape Commission. The growers of this Commission created LODI RULES out of a desire to farm in a way that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to create their own livelihoods. The LODI RULES Sustainable Winegrowing Program is the culmination of decades of viticulture research and input from farmers, scientists, and environmentalists – and it continues to evolve and improve.
CALIFORNIA RULES is an expansion of the successful LODI RULES program, where vineyards and wineries outside of the LODI AVA adhere to the same set of rigorous, scientifically sound sustainable winegrowing practices.