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.
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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.
Cover crops and carbon stocks
How under-vine management influences SOC inputs and turnover in two vineyards
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.
Holistic Grazing Sheep in Vineyards at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways used to set stock 1000-1500 merino lambs across the 182ha vineyard for five months over autumn/winter.
Kiss The Ground
A podcast hosted by the largest global regenerative agriculture organisation, Kiss The Ground.
New Challenges of Managing Soil
The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation partnered with the Porto Protocol to host their recent Climate Talk on Managing Soils.
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.
Holistic Grazing Sheep in Vineyards at Greystone Wines
Greystone Wines have been winter grazing the neighbouring farmers sheep since the vineyard was established, typically from May-September.