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.
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