Fetzer Vineyards


Hopland, California

United States


About Fetzer Vineyards

Like everything else in 1968, the winemaking industry was ripe for change. That’s when Fetzer started making wine with a revolutionary new philosophy and a commitment that still runs deep. This is where all that hard work pays off. Pioneers in sustainability, Fetzer Vineyards continues to craft wines that make a difference. They strive for the perfect relationship between land, climate and grape, so they can bring wines of remarkable character to the table. For more information, visit our website.

B Corp certification was a natural next step for Fetzer Vineyards, as we have been committed to sustainable vineyard, winery, and production practices for decades. B Corp certification is important to us because we feel it holds the highest social and environmental standards for the business sector. Sustainability has been embedded in the culture of our company since our founding in 1968 and we are proud to be looked at as a leader in responsible business practices.

The Change We Seek®

At Fetzer Vineyards, we always look for ways to work in harmony with nature rather than against it, and work with the utmost respect for the human spirit. We are committed to the continuous growth and development of our people, the quality of our wines, and the care of our planet.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2015

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: Pays 100% of workers above the living wage; Provides health care benefits to all workers immediately upon hire; Offers >25 paid days off to hourly workers that have worked >1,000 hours; Provides free on-site financial education to all workers

Community: >30% of suppliers create employment opportunities in chronically underemployed populations; >50% of management made up of women or individuals from underrepresented populations; Scholarship programs for children of employees; Offers workers incentives for volunteerism

Environment: 100% organic vineyard practices, pest and weed management done through chickens and sheep; 100% of cultivated land has received certification for sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems; 100% of energy in corporate and agroprocessing facilities produced from renewable sources.

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