Lisa Francioni-Hai is Program Director for the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2003 by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers to promote environmental stewardship and social responsibility in the state’s wine community. She has been integral in implementing the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program, a voluntary educational program for California wineries and vineyards, since February 2005 and oversees the third-party certification program, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. She manages grant projects for the organization, and helps to build partnerships and collaborations with winegrowers, wineries, winegrower associations, and agricultural professionals. She leads the development of educational workshops and events and works closely with expert partners to develop tools and educational resources, including an online self-assessment and reporting system. Lisa served as the lead editor, contributing author, and reviewer in the development of the third edition California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing, a comprehensive self-assessment workbook for California vineyards and wineries that includes over 200 best management practices and educational content throughout 15 chapters.
Previously, Lisa served as an Environmental Affairs Coordinator at Wine Institute, a public policy advocacy association of more than 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses. Lisa also worked as a Project Coordinator and Communications Manager at Sustainable Monterey Bay and worked for environmental and planning consulting firms in England. She received a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has completed courses at UC Davis Extension including the Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking Course and Viticulture Short Courses: Establishing the Small Vineyard.