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OREGON WINE BOARD

 

DIVISION 5

OREGON CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

619-005-0010

Definitions

(1) As used in OAR chapter 619, division 005, “bottling-lot” is the entire quantity of a homogeneous wine that is to be bottled using labels that are identical in content, except for indication of bottle size.

(2) “Applicant” is the owner of the bottling-lot brand name.

(3) “Qualifying Programs” are Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE), Food Alliance, National Organic Program and its certifying agencies (e.g. Oregon Tilth, Stellar Certification Services, and others), Demeter Biodynamic®.

(4) “Vintage Year” is the year in which a particular wine's grapes were harvested.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

619-005-0020

Certification

A bottling-lot of wine qualifies for certification in the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine program if:

(1) The wine in that bottling-lot contains at least 97% fruit certified by one or more of the Qualifying Programs; and

(2) Bottling-lots must be produced in.

(a) Facilities certified by one or more of the Qualifying Programs; or

(B) Must have their winemaking process certified by one or more of the Qualifying Programs; and

(c) Beginning on January 1, 2011, 97% of the fruit is certified by Salmon-Safe in addition to one of the Qualifying Programs; and

(d) 100% of grapes, in a bottling-lot, must be grown in Oregon and bottled into wine either in Oregon or in a cross-state American Viticultural Area (AVA) that includes Oregon. A list of approved AVAs and which states they are located in can be found at http://www.ttb.gov/appellation/us_by_ava.pdf or from the Oregon Wine Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

619-005-0030

Certification Process

(1) To obtain certification for one or more bottling-lot(s), an applicant must submit to the Oregon Wine Board using the online OCSW interface or by using forms available at http://oregonwine.org/Industry/Oregon_Wine_Board/Education/OCSW/:

(a) An Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Facility Application (resubmitted or updated online annually); and

(b) For each bottling-lot for which certification is requested, an Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Bottling-Lot Application including all supporting documents.

(2) Upon receipt of completed applications, the Oregon Wine Board or its designee will review the application to determine if all requirements are met and, if approved, the applicant will be required to enter into an Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Certification Agreement.

(3) Upon execution of the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Certification Agreement, the Oregon Wine Board or its designee will provide to the applicant with Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine logo artwork files and the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Style Guide.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

619-005-0040

Fees

The Oregon Wine Board will charge a fee for use of the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine certification mark, regardless of whether the certification mark is actually used. Fees vary by applicant's total number of certified bottles in a vintage year. Vintage years with fewer than 600,000 qualifying bottles will be charged $.01 per bottle. Vintage years with over 600,000 qualifying bottles will be charged $.01 for the first 600,000 bottles and $.005 for every bottle thereafter. The inspection fee of $250 will be charged upfront for the first audit. Subsequent audits will be invoiced after the fact. The fee schedule is found at http://oregonwine.org/Industry/Oregon_Wine_Board/Education/OCSW/

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

619-005-0050

Audits

Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine participants are subject to audit by the Oregon Wine Board, or its designee, for accuracy and legitimacy of claims, including without limitation by review of files, production lot numbers, and the status of certification of the winery and its suppliers by the Qualifying Programs listed in OAR 619-005-0010(3) and, after January 1, 2011, the program listed in OAR 619-005-0020(1)(c). Wineries found to be not in compliance with the certification program rules or certification documents listed in OAR 619-005-0030(2) are subject to revocation of certification and other actions outlined in the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Certification Manual, which is available from the Oregon Wine Board or at http://oregonwine.org/Industry/Oregon_Wine_Board/Education/OCSW/

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

619-005-0060

Denial of Application for Certification

(1) Upon denial of an application submitted under OAR 619-005-0030(1), the applicant may submit a written request for review of the denial. The request for review will be considered by the Oregon Wine Board’s Complaints and Appeals Committee. If the Complaints and Appeals committee does not review the denial, the Applicant will be provided notice of a right to a contested case hearing.

(2) The Complaints and Appeals Committee consists of the Oregon Wine Board’s Board of Directors. The Complaints and Appeals process is detailed in the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Certification Manual, which is available from the Oregon Wine Board or at http://oregonwine.org/Industry/Oregon_Wine_Board/Education/OCSW/.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 576.766(1)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576.756, 576.579, 182.466
Hist.: OWB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-17-08

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