The team at Greystone Wines began extensively cover cropping in 2020. Attempts to direct drill cover crops into existing pasture largely failed due to the presence of a thick browntop thatch that prevented seedling establishment. Cover crops sown following the cultivation of new vine blocks established much better.
Articles that may be of interest
The effectiveness of tillage and cover crops
Alistair Nesbitt reviews a recent paper studying the effects of growing cover crops and avoiding tilling on a range of different soil types to determine the effect on carbon storage in the soil
Defining and Managing for Healthy Vineyard Soils, Intersections With the Concept of Terroir
An academic review showing that the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of soil health overlap clearly with the soil related aspects of terroir.
Diverse Vineyard Cover Crops at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways have been extensively cover cropping since 2018, starting with every second row to ensure there was a row clear for tractors to drive down.
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.
Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A UN-commissioned assessment conclusively linking ecosystem health and biodiversity to human well-being.
The Launch of the RVF at London’s 67 Pall Mall
The RVF launch included speakers Mimi Casteel, Miguel Torres, Dr Jamie Goode and Jancis Robinson MW. Hosted by Justin Howard-Sneyd MW and Stephen Cronk.
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.