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.
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New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
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Cover crops and carbon stocks
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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.
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To till or not to till in a temperate ecosystem? Implications for climate change mitigation
Results of a study demonstrating that zero-tillage can represent a ‘win–win’ situation, where in addition to CO2 mitigation, other important benefits are achieved.
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.
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.
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.
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.