Research from UC Davis Ph.D. candidate and agroecology researcher Kelsey Brewer indicates that sheep grazing can enhance carbon sequestration and improve soil health, microbial biomass and nutrient content in vineyards.
Articles that may be of interest
Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective
An academic paper exploring the difficulties in researching regenerative agriculture from an agronomic perspective.
Minimising Disturbance Under-Vine at Greystone Wines
Greystone Wines now see the use of under vine cultivation as a transitional tool on their journey from a conventional system to regenerative organic. Cultivation was creating erosion risks and increased the prevalence of deep rooted woody weed such as mellow which were difficult to manage.
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.
What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes
A paper reviewing literature and practitioners mentioning regenerative agriculture, useful for gaining a greater understanding of the different uses and definitions of the term.
The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
A show for professional growers looking to greatly increase crop quality, yield, and profit.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
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.
Biological Pest & Disease Management for Vines at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways are also successfully managing insect pests without insecticides, with flowering cover crops attracting beneficial predatory insects that keep pest species in check.
Regenerative Viticulture at Greystone Wines
This Quorum Sense case study looks at the regenerative innovation occurring on two very different vineyards – a large family owned and operated vineyard in Marlborough producing high quality savingnon blanc, and a smaller vertically integrated vineyard in the Waipara hills producing a diversity of organic wines.