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
Defining and Managing for Healthy Vineyard Soils, Intersections With the Concept of Terroir
An academic review showing that the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of soil health overlap clearly with the soil related aspects of terroir.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – Sixth Assessment Report
The IPCC report on climate change which lays out the most comprehensive current understanding and forecasts of global climate change.
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.
Sustainable Wine Ltd is a purpose driven business based in London. Their mission is to make sustainability mainstream in the wine industry.
Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A UN-commissioned assessment conclusively linking ecosystem health and biodiversity to human well-being.
VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #2: Regenerative experiments in a UK vineyard; RegenBen with Abby Rose
Ben Taylor-Davies a.k.a. “RegenBen”, a 2016 Nuffield Scholar with a vineyard in Herefordshire and with a passion for regenerative viticulture interviewed by Abby Rose.
What Is Regenerative Agriculture? A Review of Scholar and Practitioner Definitions Based on Processes and Outcomes
A paper reviewing literature and practitioners mentioning regenerative agriculture, useful for gaining a greater understanding of the different uses and definitions of the term.
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.