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Videos relevant to regenerative viticulture.

Justin Howard-Sneyd on Regenerative Viticulture for the Wine Scholar Guild

Detailed information on regenerative viticulture for members of the Wine Scholar Guild, April 2024. With thanks to WSG for sharing the video. It was presented to Wine Scholar Guild Membership in April 2024.  Find out more about the Wine Scholar Guild membership programme. Also a special thanks to French Regen consultant Frederic Thomas who has […]

Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight year quest to unlock and uncover a biodiverse design that exists beyond the farm, its seasons. A blueprint for better living

Six inches of soil

Inspiring story of British farmers standing up against the industrial food systems and transforming the way they produce food

Common Ground

Sequel to the Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground documentary

The original 2020 Netflix documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson that unpacks how soil is key to combating climate change

Soil health with Marc-Andre Selosse

Everything you need to know about vineyard soils:

Vidacycle RV series #3: Abby Rose in conversation with Mary Retallack

We’re excited to share our third conversation from the new season with the amazing Mary Retallack. Mary is an agro-ecologist with many years of experience working & applying an ecological approach to viticulture, with a particular interest in native insectary plants and their potential in biocontrol. Mary runs her own small vineyard and consultancy Retallack […]

Video from IMW Symposium ’23

90 minute video of our ‘Farming for the Future’ panel – widely held to be one of the stand-out sessions of the IMW Symposium. 04 mins 50 secs Justin Howard-Sneyd MW‘Does viticulture have a problem?’, proposing that solutions lie in adopting RV practices 19 mins 40 secs Mimi Casteel4.5 billion years of evolutionary history, with […]

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 […]

VidaCycle Regenerative Viticulture Series #3: Mimi Casteel in conversation with Abby Rose

New conversations with brilliant viticulturists, to discuss regenerative experiments on the vines – successes, failures & learnings along the way. The first conversation of the new season is with Mimi Casteel, one of the trustees of the RVF. Mimi grew up working on the vineyard and winery of her parents, Bethel Heights, before studying forest […]

Diverse Vineyard Cover Crops at Greystone Wines 

The team at Greystone Wines began extensively cover cropping in 2020. Attempts to direct drill cover crops into existing pasture largely failed due to the presence of a thick browntop thatch that prevented seedling establishment. Cover crops sown following the cultivation of new vine blocks established much better.

Improving Soil & Vine Health at Greystone Wines 

Greystone Wines have a very low input direct plant nutrition programme that simply involves the addition of seaweed to all spray passes.

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.

Holistic Grazing Sheep in Vineyards at Greystone Wines 

Greystone Wines have been winter grazing the neighbouring farmers sheep since the vineyard was established, typically from May-September.

Biological Pest & Disease Management for Vines at Greystone Wines

Greystone Wines, as an organically certified vineyard, has limited tools available to manage pest and disease pressure.

Regenerative Viticulture at Greystone Wines 

This Quorum Sense case study looks at the regenerative innovation occurring on two very different vineyards – a large family owned and operated vineyard in Marlborough producing high quality savingnon blanc, and a smaller vertically integrated vineyard in the Waipara hills producing a diversity of organic wines.

Diverse Vineyard Cover Crops at Holdaway Vineyards 

The Holdaways have been extensively cover cropping since 2018, starting with every second row to ensure there was a row clear for tractors to drive down.

Holistic Grazing Sheep in Vineyards at Holdaway Vineyards 

The Holdaways used to set stock 1000-1500 merino lambs across the 182ha vineyard for five months over autumn/winter.

Regenerative Viticulture at Holdaway Vineyards 

This Quorum Sense case study looks at the regenerative innovation occurring on two very different vineyards – a large family owned and operated vineyard in Marlborough producing high quality savingnon blanc, and a smaller vertically integrated vineyard in the Waipara hills producing a diversity of organic wines.

Improving Soil & Vine Health at Holdaway Vineyards 

The fertile soils of the Holdaway vineyards supply their high yielding vines with sufficient macronutrients (phosphorous, potassium, sulfur etc) without requiring any fertiliser addition. Enough atmospheric nitrogen is also fixed each year to meet the vines needs, so N fertiliser is not applied either.

Biological Pest & Disease Management for Vines at Holdaway Vineyards 

The Holdaways are also successfully managing insect pests without insecticides, with flowering cover crops attracting beneficial predatory insects that keep pest species in check.

Minimising Disturbance Under-Vine at Holdaway Vineyards 

The Holdaways goals for under vine management across the majority of their vineyards are to minimise herbicide use and tractor passes while also minimising competition with the high producing vines.

The Quorum Sense Regenerative Viticulture Case Study Trailer

This Quorum Sense case study looks at the innovation occurring on two very different vineyards – a large family owned and operated vineyard in Marlborough producing high quality savingnon blanc, and a smaller vertically integrated vineyard in the Waipara hills producing a diversity of organic wines.

The Launch of the RVF at London’s 67 Pall Mall

The RVF launch included speakers Mimi Casteel, Miguel Torres, Dr Jamie Goode and Jancis Robinson MW. Hosted by Justin Howard-Sneyd MW and Stephen Cronk.