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There’s more than one way for vineyard operators to receive Salmon-Safe certification for pioneering viticulture practices. Salmon-Safe’s Oregon and Washington vineyard certification program is operated in partnership with Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE), an innovative sustainable agriculture initiative that recognizes vineyards and wineries for agricultural practices that are modeled after European standards for Integrated Production certification by the IOBC (International Organization for Biological Control).

Oregon TilthOrganic vineyards seeking Salmon-Safe certification are certified by Oregon Tilth, the leading West Coast certifier of organic farms. Oregon Tilth offers Salmon-Safe inspection as an optional water quality and habitat overlay to during routine organic inspection.

More than 200 Oregon and Washington vineyards have achieved Salmon-Safe certification, including nearly half of the wine grape acreage in Oregon's Willamette Valley and a growing number of Washington's most acclaimed producers. What does it take to be Salmon-Safe certified? Visit our farm standards page to download our guidelines, which apply to wine grape growing.

Choose a partner in your area.Interested in Certification?

To find out more about certifying your vineyard, contact Salmon-Safe or one of our regional partners. 

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Ted Casteel

Ted Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Salem, Oregon. Bethel Heights Vineyard was one of the first Salmon-Safe certified farms in 1996 and also a leader in establishing the Oregon wine industry's Low Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE) program.

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