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, emphasising the importance and relevance of Regenerative Viticulture.
Articles that may be of interest
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.