The members of the Similkameen Independent Winegrowers are developing a Similkameen Charter to guide our practices and demonstrate our brand promise. It is work in progress and will reflect our ongoing commitments to land-sensitive practices and our goal to express our rare place.
At the core of our Charter is our commitment for every winery to complete an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) by 2018. The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment of up to 23 different environmental areas on the farm. Areas that include waste management, air quality control, emissions control, soil and riparian integrity, and water quality. We believe that practices that maintain our land with an eye to the future not only protects our environment but also create on-farm efficiencies and ultimately helps create better quality wines.
Our full charter is coming soon.