What do I need to know in order to certify my winery?

Since the processing of wine takes place over several months, winemaking is somewhat unique in the world of Preparation. PACS can certify the winemaking process prior to the bottling of organic wine; however, the initial inspection of the operation must take place within a reasonable timeframe of the first organic crush of the season. If you already have a certified organic vineyard, a great place to start is with the following document: Adding your Winery/Cidery to the Scope of your Certification. Contact the PACS Certification Committee for more information and we will be happy to help you with certifying your winery!

How Can I Get Certified:

Visit our How to Get Certified page and follow the step-by-step process to guide your path to successful organic certification.

Who PACS Certifies:

PACS certifies Canadian enterprises in the following industries: organic crop production, organic livestock production, organic greenhouse, sprouts & microgreen production, organic food & beverage production, organic cannabis production, organic and wild-harvested mushrooms, wild-harvest certification, maple and birch production, natural and agricultural health products. Follow PACS Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Certification.

Our Programs:

PACS certifies to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) for national and international export of products as well as to the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) for certification within the clients province. PACS has an in-house certification program for agricultural health products as well as the Transition to Organic program. Read more about PACS Organic Certification Programs.