Greystone Wines have been winter grazing the neighbouring farmers sheep since the vineyard was established, typically from May-September.
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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A UN-commissioned assessment conclusively linking ecosystem health and biodiversity to human well-being.
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Holistic Grazing Sheep in Vineyards at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways used to set stock 1000-1500 merino lambs across the 182ha vineyard for five months over autumn/winter.
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #1: Building Soil Health in your Vineyard with Nicole Masters
An interview with Nicole Masters agro-ecologist and viticulture consultant exploring her experiences and advice in implementing regenerative practices in vineyards.
Is Being Sustainable Enough for Australian Wine? Regenerative agriculture can redefine what is best practice viticulture
A paper exploring the transformative effects of regenerative agriculture in the vineyard.
Improving Soil & Vine Health at Holdaway Vineyards
The fertile soils of the Holdaway vineyards supply their high yielding vines with sufficient macronutrients (phosphorous, potassium, sulfur etc) without requiring any fertiliser addition. Enough atmospheric nitrogen is also fixed each year to meet the vines needs, so N fertiliser is not applied either.
The Vineyard Team
Arising from growers’ interest to educate and guide themselves towards sustainable winegrowing practices, the Vineyard Team has become an internationally recognised leader in the sustainability movement.
Deploying Sheep in the Vineyard
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.
Diverse Vineyard Cover Crops at Greystone Wines
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.