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.
Articles that may be of interest
The World Soil Imperative: What If They Planted A Garden And Nothing Grew?
Veteran Forbes journalist Louise Schiavone responds to the the 2022 World Soil report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization with its clear warning that we need to focus on building soil organic carbon stocks by switching to regenerative farming practices, and the importance of bringing these practices into the wine world.
Cover crops and carbon stocks
How under-vine management influences SOC inputs and turnover in two vineyards
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.
Days of wine and olives: how the old farming ways are paying off in Spain
The ‘no-plough’ regenerative methods adopted in small vineyards have spread to olive groves and leading wine producers – boosting biodiversity and profits
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #3: Practicalities of Regenerative Viticulture; Dan Rinke with Luke Spalding
Dan Rinke and Luke Spalding in conversation, sharing their experiences, highs, and lows of transforming vineyards through regenerative viticulture.
Regenerative Viticulture Symposium – Allan Savory
In late June 2021, Familia Torres hosted a full day symposium on Regenerative Viticulture. Here is a video of Allan Savory’s contribution to the symposium.
Jackson Family Pushes for Greater Action on Climate Change and Sustainability
California-based wine giant sets itself ambitious environmental goals for 2030 and urges other wineries to follow suit
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.