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Columbine Vineyard's new Sustainably Grown certification focuses on three areas of responsibility: environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic stability
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Columbine Vineyards, producer of the Holiday table grapes in California's San Joaquin Valley, has now become the first Sustainably Grown Certified table grapes producer in the US. The new certification represents the significant impacts Columbine Vineyards has made over the past few years, including water conservation - 843 million gallons saved, styrofoam reduction – 54 per cent reduction, and carbon sequestration - 5,200 metric tons, the equivalent to 1140 cars off the roads annually. The official certification comes through SCS Global, a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification.
The SCS Sustainably Grown certification programme is one of the world's most strict, with standards and initiatives that provide a framework for environmental stewardship and social responsibility. As a result of certification, all of Columbine's grape brands, including Holiday grapes, will now carry the SCS Kingfisher Sustainably Grown certification mark.
Columbine Vineyard's new Sustainably Grown certification focuses on three areas of responsibility: environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic stability. The certification comes just ahead of the Holiday grapes' highly-anticipated 2021 season, which returns late August through December.