in Early 2021, the team behind Vidacycle held a series of interviews with experts in regenerative viticulture. This is the third of those interviews and features Dan Rinke in conversation with Luke Spalding. Dan is Winegrower at Johan Vineyards, an 88-acre certified organic/biodynamic, dry farmed, and minimally tilled vineyard/winery in Oregon, and a regenerative viticulture consultant. Luke is manager of Everflyht Vineyard in the UK. Luke and Dan cover a real range of topics, with a focus on more on-the-ground implementation of regenerative viticulture methods.
Articles that may be of interest
Kiss The Ground
A podcast hosted by the largest global regenerative agriculture organisation, Kiss The Ground.
The Regenerative Agriculture Podcast
A show for professional growers looking to greatly increase crop quality, yield, and profit.
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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.
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.
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.
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #1: Building Soil Health in your Vineyard with Nicole Masters
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Is Being Sustainable Enough for Australian Wine? Regenerative agriculture can redefine what is best practice viticulture
A paper exploring the transformative effects of regenerative agriculture in the vineyard.