This 2020 academic review underpins fundamentally the work of those engaged with regenerative viticulture, including the work of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, by highlighting a demonstrable link between soil health and the soil components of terroir. It then goes a step beyond and synthesizes the literature on how cover crops and compost application affect soil health, to finally identify knowledge gaps in viticultural practices which impact terroir.
Articles that may be of interest
To till or not to till in a temperate ecosystem? Implications for climate change mitigation
Results of a study demonstrating that zero-tillage can represent a ‘win–win’ situation, where in addition to CO2 mitigation, other important benefits are achieved.
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #2: Regenerative experiments in a UK vineyard; RegenBen with Abby Rose
Ben Taylor-Davies a.k.a. “RegenBen”, a 2016 Nuffield Scholar with a vineyard in Herefordshire and with a passion for regenerative viticulture interviewed by Abby Rose.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – Sixth Assessment Report
The IPCC report on climate change which lays out the most comprehensive current understanding and forecasts of global climate change.
Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective
An academic paper exploring the difficulties in researching regenerative agriculture from an agronomic perspective.
Farmerama Radio is an award-winning podcast sharing the voices behind regenerative farming.
Sustainable Wine Ltd is a purpose driven business based in London. Their mission is to make sustainability mainstream in the wine industry.
Regenerative Viticulture Symposium – Allan Savory
In late June 2021, Familia Torres hosted a full day symposium on Regenerative Viticulture. Here is a video of Allan Savory’s contribution to the symposium.