This Quorum Sense case study looks at the 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.
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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.
Diverse Vineyard Cover Crops at Holdaway Vineyards
The Holdaways have been extensively cover cropping since 2018, starting with every second row to ensure there was a row clear for tractors to drive down.
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.
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.
Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective
An academic paper exploring the difficulties in researching regenerative agriculture from an agronomic perspective.
Is regenerative viticulture the answer?
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.
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.
Minimising Disturbance Under-Vine at Holdaway Vineyards
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.