in Early 2021, the team behind Vidacycle held a series of interviews with experts in regenerative viticulture. This is the second of those interviews and features Ben Taylor-Davies a.k.a. “RegenBen”, a 2016 Nuffield Scholar with a vineyard in Herefordshire and with a passion for regenerative viticulture. This conversation with Ben focuses on experiments on his plot of vines, and successes he’s had with regenerative methods across his whole farm.
Articles that may be of interest
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.
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #1: Building Soil Health in your Vineyard with Nicole Masters
An interview with Nicole Masters agro-ecologist and viticulture consultant exploring her experiences and advice in implementing regenerative practices in 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
Sustainable Wine Ltd is a purpose driven business based in London. Their mission is to make sustainability mainstream in the wine industry.
The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
A show for professional growers looking to greatly increase crop quality, yield, and profit.
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
Cover crops and carbon stocks
How under-vine management influences SOC inputs and turnover in two vineyards