in Early 2021, the team behind Vidacycle held a series of interviews with experts in regenerative viticulture. This is the first of those interviews and features Nicole Masters, an internationally renowned agroecologist. Nicole is the author of For the Love of Soil, a book filled with very practical tools for taking a more regenerative approach to viticulture. This conversation with Nicole focuses on soil health as the root to a healthy vineyard.
Articles that may be of interest
Sheep in the Vineyard: First Insights into a New Integrated Crop-Livestock System in Central Europe
An academically-framed report of 34 interviews with European winegrowers on their experience of introducing grazing sheep into their vineyards.
Wineries Devoted To Sustainability Are Becoming The Rule, Not The Exception
A Forbes article detailing various wine brands making inroads into sustainable and regenerative winegrowing.
New group promotes regenerative viticulture in climate battle
Rupert Joy covers the launch of the RVF in this article from Decanter
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
Podcast: What is Regenerative Viticulture?
Wine journalist Stacy Briscoe talks to Jason Haas of California’s Tablas Creek Vineyard and the RVF’s Richard Leask about their interpretations and definitions of Regenerative Viticulture.
Cover crops and carbon stocks
How under-vine management influences SOC inputs and turnover in two vineyards
To till or not to till in a temperate ecosystem? Implications for climate change mitigation
Results of a study demonstrating that zero-tillage can represent a ‘win–win’ situation, where in addition to CO2 mitigation, other important benefits are achieved.