VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #3: Abby Rose in conversation with Sérgio Nicolau

We’re excited to share another conversation from the new season – the brilliant Sérgio Nicolau, fifth generation regenerative viticulturist and agronomist in Portugal. Sérgio has turned his family’s vineyard from conventional to organic, and in the last few years transitioned to fully regenerative. He has had great success with his cover cropping to improve water retention, and makes his own fungal-rich compost and fish hydrolysate to improve the health of his vines as well as effectively using sap testing throughout the growing season to maximise photosynthesis and remove pest pressure. Sérgio is one part of Orgo – a group of 4 practitioners supporting others in their regenerative transitions.