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.
Improving Soil & Vine Health at Greystone Wines
Greystone Wines have a very low input direct plant nutrition programme that simply involves the addition of seaweed to all spray passes.
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.
California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides
Rather than turning to rodenticides to deter pests, graduate students at Humboldt State University in California are testing a more natural approach by using owls.
Jamie Goode’s new book “Regenerative Viticulture”
Viticulture faces a turning point. We are beginning to realise that the way wine grapes are being grown is not truly sustainable
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.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
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.