The Holdaways used to set stock 1000-1500 merino lambs across the 182ha vineyard for five months over autumn/winter.
Articles that may be of interest
Minimising Disturbance Under-Vine at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways goals for under vine management across the majority of their vineyards are to minimise herbicide use and tractor passes while also minimising competition with the high producing vines.
Setting up and implementing result-based carbon farming mechanisms in the EU
The EU has published this technical guidance on implementing a carbon farming mechanism in the EU. Opportunities and challenges are identified, based on analysis of EU carbon farming schemes implemented or trialled over recent decades.
Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective
An academic paper exploring the difficulties in researching regenerative agriculture from an agronomic perspective.
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.
Sheep in the Vineyard: First Insights into a New Integrated Crop-Livestock System in Central Europe
An academically-framed report of 34 interviews with European winegrowers on their experience of introducing grazing sheep into their vineyards.
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.
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.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
Regenerative Viticulture at Holdaway Vineyards
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.