We are pleased to announce that all of our Vines and Estate Wines at Oso Libre are now SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified! This means that we, as a way of life, focus on habitat conservation, energy efficiency, pest management, water conservation, economic stability, and human resources.
Sustainable agriculture rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs. It addresses stewardship of both natural and human resources and in agriculture it means that decisions are made with the
whole farm system in mind as well as productivity in the long and short term.
The term sustainable agriculture means an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term:
“satisfy human food and fiber needs; enhance environmental
quality and natural resource base upon which the agricultural
economy depends; make the most efficient use of
nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate,
where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls;
sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and enhance
the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.”
- 1990 Farm Bill
Learn all about the importance of the SIP program at The Central Coast Vineyard Team website.