Question: Why is there not more emphasis on regenerative vineyards?
Answer: Good point. I believe there is starting to be a better focus on regenerative farming in the vineyards. For a while the buzz words have included mainly biodynamic, organic and sustainable. However, regeneration should become a hotter item during this decade with continuing climate change. You are hearing more about the increased use of leaf canopy, cover crops, rotation of different plants, and even unplanted fallow ground to rest and rejuvenate the soil. The need for “healthy” soils with better water retention are becoming important factors for producing the best quality grapes. Jancis Robinson just posted an interesting article about farming systems on her website dated July 12, 2022. Looks like we will be hearing a lot more about regenerative farming in the near future.
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