Home Industry News Releases Paso Robles CAB Collective Awarded Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Grant

Paso Robles CAB Collective Awarded Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Grant


A Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan Released

July 14, 2023 (Paso Robles, Calif.) –The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) announces the release of its Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan (SAAP). The Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan for Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux (CAB) wine production in Paso Robles is a pilot document developed by Paso Robles CAB Collective winegrape growers, winemakers, marketers, proprietors, and other wine industry stakeholders for Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education). The plan addresses the specific needs of the Paso Robles CAB winegrape growing and wine production industries and provides actionable recommendations to improve sustainability models and adapt to the challenges presented by climate change. Through this research, Paso Robles vintners will continue to produce world-class quality wines while sustaining their economic benefit to the local community.

The Paso Robles CAB Collective was awarded the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Grant through Montana State University to create the SAAP. The $15,000 grant provided resources for the PRCC to embark on six months of research to help identify top priorities and key needs for regulatory changes, education, research, and training needed to sustain the Paso Robles wine industry while addressing the impacts of climate change.  

“It is our hope that the Sustainable Agriculture Action Plan will assist the wine industry in understanding the barriers to implementing sustainable practices across the vineyard, winery, distribution, and marketing sectors,” said PRCC Executive Director Linda Sanpei.  “The roadmap will assist in the development of future strategies by identifying key priorities for research, regulations, education, and innovation, not only for our Paso Robles CAB Collective members but also the wine industry at large,” continued Sanpei. 

As a representative of the Californian wine industry, the Paso Robles CAB Collective holds a unique responsibility to address regional challenges and find solutions tailored to their specific growing conditions. With a commitment to the longevity of quality wine production in Paso Robles, the PRCC has long embraced sustainable agriculture and climate-smart practices. Their concerns about climate change, sustainable barriers, and the need for research, education, and innovation in these areas reflect their ongoing pursuit of adaptive and mitigating solutions, ensuring the production of exceptional CAB in Paso Robles. The combined research from the powerhouse workshop, interviews, and Swarm AI session provided a roadmap for the priorities of the PRCC members and identified the necessary steps to overcome obstacles, as noted in the report.

The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) is a 501(c)6 nonprofit agricultural producer group with 24 independent producer members and over 60 wine industry sponsors. For the past decade, the PRCC has dedicated its attention to promoting and marketing wines made from the cabernet sauvignon and red Bordeaux (CAB) wine grapes grown by its members and ancillary winegrape growers in the region. With the effects of climate change threatening the growing conditions of these grapes, the PRCC continues to proactively seek opportunities to support the sustainability of its wine-producing members.

The PRCC is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the full potential of the Paso Robles AVA in producing superior-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietal wines. The distinguished members of the Paso Robles CAB Collective include Allegretto Vineyards & WinesAncient Peaks WineryBrecon EstateCalcareous VineyardCass Vineyard & WineryCastoro CellarsChateau MargeneContinental Wine CollectionCopia Vineyards and WineryDAOU Vineyards & WineryEberle WineryGlunz Family Winery & CellarsHearst Ranch Winery,High Camp Wines, Hope Family WinesJ. Lohr Vineyard & Wines, JUSTIN Vineyards & WineryLXV WineNiner Wine EstatesOpolo VineyardsPomar Junction Vineyard & WineryRiboli Family WinesRobert Hall WinerySixMileBridgeThe Farm Winery, and Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery.

The sponsors of the Paso Robles CAB Collective are: Title Sponsor Hood ContainerGrapevine CapitalFilipponi & Thompson DrillingSomm Foundation, and The Somm Journal and The Tasting Panel MagazineAgrovinAllegretto Vineyard ResortBank of the SierraBoneso Brothers ConstructionBorjon Auto CenterThe Bottle MeisterCork Supply, EnartisFarm Credit WestFiji WaterGlenn BurdettePaso Robles CASaver GlassSaxco InternationalTriCorBraunWorld CooperageDemptos Napa CooperageETS LaboratoriesEncore GlassH&A Barrel ManagementMartinez FarmingPatricia Diane VineyardsSanitary Stainless WeldingSeguin MoreauTonnellerie SylvainTastryTonnellerie ÔUmpqua BankVintraceVinventionsWine DirectWine ShippingAmcorAMORIM CorkATP GroupCal Coast IrrigationG3IGGPRAJB DewarLafitte Cork & CapsuleLongcrier & AssociatesMASilvaUSAMiller FamilyMoss AdamsPRTPeltier GlassworksVineyard Professional Services, and Wonderful Nurseries.


Formed in 2012, the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) is an independent collaborative effort of leading Paso Robles growers and producers of Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals specific to the Paso Robles AVA in California. The PRCC strives to promote to trade, media, and consumers the full potential of the Paso Robles region in producing superior quality, classic and age-worthy Cabernet and red Bordeaux varietals that compete on a global stage. For more information, please visit pasoroblescab.com.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.