Wine by its nature is organic, however, there are various approaches adopted by wine-makers and growers which are can be classed as sustainable.
Despite being a vigorous plant, the vine is actually quite prone to all manner diseases and pests. In the past an inconsiderate attitude towards the environment was adopted by many growers and wine-makers and vineyards were, and in some cases still is are, sprayed with all kinds of pesticides and herbicides to control the problems.Read More
Not only does this approach damage the environment, but can also create a vine which works against the soils rather than with it.
Today, this cavalier attitude is giving way to more sustainable viticulture techniques. Realising that better crops can be harvested a sustainable practice approach is being adopted and less pesticides and herbicides are being used. Wine-makers and growers are forging a much closer working relationship between the vine and soils.
Wine by its nature is organic, however, there are various approaches adopted by wine-makers and growers which are can be classed as sustainable. Here we investigate the various options which can be adopted which can be classed as:
- Minimal Intervention
Having spoken to many of our producers we are in a process catagorising which category the wine fall into so please take a moment to browse and understand each category fully.