This conference from our friends at the Regenerative Viticulture Association brought us a really deep dive into what’s happening underneath your feet in your vineyard. If you want to know how the vines get their nutrients from the soil without chemical fertilisers, watch the video of the conference. Jeff Lowenfels (2hr10min into the video) is the most accessible (and funny!), Claude and Lydia Bourgignon are the most scientific if you want to properly geek out.
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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.
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.
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.
Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective
An academic paper exploring the difficulties in researching regenerative agriculture from an agronomic perspective.
The No-Till Market Garden Podcast
The RVF’s Mimi Casteel turns interviewer, and brings in some serious players in the world of regenerative wine, including Miguel Torres, Eric Texier, and celeb Regen farmer Andy Cato.
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.
Regenerative Viticulture at Greystone Wines
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.