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Washington winery operators can learn about sustainability practices in the winery at three sessions scheduled throughout the state in July.

During the two-hour meetings, guests will hear the results of a year-long winery sustainability trial, the science behind sustainability and an easy approach to being compliant with health and safety rules. Speakers include Judy Thoet, consulting winemaker and Winerywise steering committee member; Dr. Jim Harbertson, Washington State University Extension enologist; Stuart Childs, scientist with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants; and Chris Serra, executive director of LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology).

Session dates are:

July 23 – Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla – 2 p.m.
July 24 – Yakima Valley Community College, Grandview – 9 a.m.
July 25 – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Woodinville – 10 a.m. (includes winery tour and wine tasting)

Winerywise is a guide to sustainability and includes a variety of topics, information, and self-assessments found in third-party certifications like LIVE, Salmon Safe, and the Carbon Reduction Challenge.

To register, visit: www.winerywise.org.