Tamlin Currin from JancisRobinson.com poses the question whether regenerative viticulture could be the answer to wine producers becoming front-line generals in the battle to save our planet.
Articles that may be of interest
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
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.
What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes
A paper reviewing literature and practitioners mentioning regenerative agriculture, useful for gaining a greater understanding of the different uses and definitions of the term.