Events

The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation frequently hosts and participates in events, both virtual and physical. The dates and details of these events can be found here. If you would like to share an event to be listed here, please get in touch.

  • Tailgate: Regenerative Agriculture in a Production Vineyard 2.0

    Picking up on the research shared at the 2023 Tailgate hosted at Jackson Family Wines.

    Bart Haycraft of JFW will give an update on their long-term regenerative research project including soil health, cover cropping and fruit quality. Plus how to measure ‘improvement’ or progress and what tools can be used.

    Taniell Liepner of Biome Makers will present research to assess the soil microbiome, as well as recent projects to improve soil health.

    Jo Ann Baumgartner (Wild Farm Alliance) will join in to discuss how to support beneficial birds in the vineyard by evaluating the food, water, cover, and having a nesting habitat present. She will educate attendees about the natural pest management strategies of putting up nest boxes and using the Beneficial Bird Native Plant Chart to install the native plants that the birds prefer.

    Julian Malone from Seasmoke Vineyards will share practical experience improving soil quality through cover cropping and compost tea, how they make their own compost, incorporate livestock into the vineyards, and make and apply their own biodynamic compost preps.

    12th June, 2024
    9-11am
    Mission Trails Vineyard, 8684 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA93440
    Free (members); $30 (non-members)
  • RV Field Day

    A comprehensive half-day to learn about the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices in vineyards! Hosted by Soil Biodiversity and Health Lab at UC Davis with Jackson Family Wines.

    This event will include the presentation of / Este evento incluirá la presentación de: Overview of regenerative agriculture principles, practices, and long-term benefits / Descripción general de los principios, prácticas y beneficios a largo plazo de la agricultura regenerativa. Increasing water infiltration and storage using regenerative soil management / Aumento de la infiltración y almacenamiento de agua mediante el manejo regenerativo del suelo. The cost and benefit of transitioning to regenerative agriculture / El costo y beneficio de la transición a la agricultura regenerativa

    In-field demonstration / Demostraciones de campo: Sheep grazing / Pastoreo de ovejas; Compost production / Producción de compost

    Panel discussion with experts complemented with a wine tasting to follow / Panel de discusión con expertos complementado con una cata de vinos a continuación.

    Contact / Contacto: axherrera@ucdavis.edu and nimoonilall@ucdavis.edu

    21 June 2024
    8am -12 noon
    Saralee's Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Rd, Windsor, CA 95492, La Crema
    Free
  • The Regenerative Viticulture Series 2024

    It’s back! Nick Paulin, national viticulturist for AONZ Fine Wine Estates oversees the vineyard activities across Hawkes Bay, North Canterbury and Central Otago. Join him in conversation with Abby Rose on regen techniques to improve the resilience of the vineyards across different climates.

    5th June 2024
    7:30pm NZST, 5:30pm AEST, 8:30am BST, 9:30am CET
    Online
    Free
  • Kelly Mulville tours New Zealand

    Organic Wines New Zealand brings Kelly back over for an in depth tour focusing on biodiversity, ecology and creating climate change resilience

    • Central Ortago 7 June
    • North Canterbury 10 June
    • Marlborough 12 June
    • Hawke’s Bay 14 June

    7-10 June, 2024
    Touring
  • Roots of Integrity

    Nicole Masters brings her masterclass to the US for the first time.

    3 days plus optional field trip day

    Skills, knowledge and background in soils, cropping, pastures and livestock

    10-13th June 2024
    Rocking TJ Ranch, Bozeman, MT, USA
    Early bird £793
  • Groundswell

    The ‘Glastonbury of Regen Ag’ returns with the most inspirational people in the RA movement, plus sessions on regenerative viticulture.

    Tickets on sale 22 April 2024

    26-27th June 2024
    Hertfordshire, UK
  • Frederic Thomas RV day

    A one-day small group in-depth focus on Regenerative Viticulture led by Frederic Thomas, one of the leading Regenerative Agriculture advocates in France. Hampshire, UK

    5th July 2024
    Penn Croft Vineyard/Itasca Winery, Hampshire, UK
    £90
  • Course on Sustainable water and soil management for resilient viticulture, Zaragoza

    Opportunity to attend this advanced course from leading experts on the intricate balance of soil-water relationships, exploring soil-plant-atmosphere interactions crucial for grapevine health and equipping you with strategies for sustainable soil and water management (OIV and CIHEAM Zaragoza). Applications welcome from degree holders, who are public and private managers and decision-makers, agronomists, environmentalists, technical advisors, experts from R&D institutions involved in water and soil management in viticulture.

    1-6th July 2024
    All day
    Zaragoza, Spain
    500 euros in person, 350 online. Scholarships available
  • Rodale’s Annual Field Day

    The Rodale Institute’s annual organic field day. Learn the latest results of farming trials and visit 20 demonstration stations, interact with experts and learn about a wide variety of projects

    19th July 2024
    8:30-4pm
    Kutztown PA
    $25
  • ‘Introduction to RV’ two day course

    RVF Trustee Justin Howard-Sneyd is back with his fantastic course on RV. New venue West Dean in West Sussex

    9-11th September, 2024
    6:45pm Mon 9th September till 3pm Weds 11th September
    West Dean College, Sussex
    £475
  • World Living Soils Forum

    Moet Hennessy and ChangeNOW bring a 2nd international soil conservation forum to Arles

    9-10th October 2024
    Arles, France