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Regenerative Viticulture Series #3 with Dan Rinke 575 575 Sectormentor

Regenerative Viticulture Series #3 with Dan Rinke

Regenerative Viticulture Series #3 The Practicalities of Regenerative Viticulture with Dan Rinke and Luke Spalding Dan Rinke consults vineyards, orchards, wineries and cideries looking for support in converting to regenerative farming and low intervention wine making, with Art+Science+Cider+Wine Agronomy. His winegrowing career began with university studies in viticulture and plant science. After working at several…

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Regenerative Viticulture Series #2 with RegenBen 800 800 Sectormentor

Regenerative Viticulture Series #2 with RegenBen

Regenerative Viticulture Series #2 Regenerative Experiments on a UK Vineyard with Regen Ben RegenBen is an agronomist, turned farmer, turned regenerative agriculture obsessive! Ben uses biological, peer-reviewed methods to produce low intervention crops, with a clear focus on diversity and experimentation. He is keen to put fun back into farming, and share his learnings as…

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Regenerative Viticulture Series #1 with Nicole Masters 1320 878 Sectormentor

Regenerative Viticulture Series #1 with Nicole Masters

Regenerative Viticulture Series #1 Building Soil Health in your Vineyard with Nicole Masters Nicole Masters is an internationally renowned agroecologist. Her book For the Love of Soil is exceptional, filled with good stories and very practical tools for taking a more regenerative approach. Nicole has also produced an online learning course, Soil Health Foundations, which…

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Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 3: Charter for biodiversity in vineyards 690 460 Sectormentor

Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 3: Charter for biodiversity in vineyards

This guest post by Hans-Peter Schmidt from the Ithaka Institute & Mythopia was originally posted on Raw Wine in 2013. Hans kindly gave us permission to share it in a three part series, and said  “A few of years have passed since I wrote this, but the battle for biodiversity & terroir is still on, nothing…

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Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 2: Ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and economics 690 460 Sectormentor

Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 2: Ecosystems, promoting biodiversity and economics

This guest post by Hans-Peter Schmidt from the Ithaka Institute & Mythopia was originally posted on Raw Wine in 2013. Hans kindly gave us permission to share it in a three part series, and said  “A few of years have passed since I wrote this, but the battle for biodiversity & terroir is still on, nothing…

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Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 1: Life in the soil and cover crops 305 232 Sectormentor

Why biodiversity means better terroir – Part 1: Life in the soil and cover crops

This guest post by Hans-Peter Schmidt from the Ithaka Institute & Mythopia was originally posted on Raw Wine in 2013. Hans kindly gave us permission to share it in a three part series, and said  “A few of years have passed since I wrote this, but the battle for biodiversity & terroir is still on, nothing…

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Case Study: Adam Foden at Gusbourne Estate 750 1000 Sectormentor

Case Study: Adam Foden at Gusbourne Estate

Sectormentor helps link soil health to vine productivity – Adam Foden at Gusbourne EstateGusbourne Estate spans across two vineyards, one in Kent and one in West Sussex, planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, and Pinot Noir. Their growing ethos is low intervention, allowing nature’s processes to work. The Gusbourne approach to winemaking is no different –…

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Case Study: Matt Strugnell at Ridgeview Estate 543 407 Sectormentor

Case Study: Matt Strugnell at Ridgeview Estate

Matt Strugnell at Ridgeview Estate Ridgeview Estate is an award-winning vineyard just to the north of the South Downs in East Sussex. Ridgeview are at the forefront of English sparkling wine production, and ship their delicious wines around the world, having won several international wine trophies in the process. Matt Strugnell is the viticulturist responsible…

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Case Study: Successful vintner, Will Davenport, tells us how Sectormentor helps him harvest top quality grapes 1920 2560 Sectormentor

Case Study: Successful vintner, Will Davenport, tells us how Sectormentor helps him harvest top quality grapes

  Every year Will found himself struggling to keep on top of everything he needed to know in the run up to harvest to ensure they got the best quality grapes: “The ripening process is different every year and choosing picking dates can be crucial to wine quality. I was keeping data on spreadsheets to…

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Reducing inputs: cover crops, mulching and biodiversity with Luke Spalding at Everflyht Vineyard 2000 1333 Sectormentor

Reducing inputs: cover crops, mulching and biodiversity with Luke Spalding at Everflyht Vineyard

Luke is running fascinating trials at Everflyht Vineyard, which we had the pleasure of seeing when we visited in August 2019. He sees the positive management of ecology as an investment in the long-term health of the vineyard. Improving soil carbon and biodiversity kick-starts natural cycles, building healthy soil which supports healthy vines, and healthy…

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Know your Vines #9: Record harvest weights and analyse yield performance with our Harvest Tool 4032 3024 Sectormentor

Know your Vines #9: Record harvest weights and analyse yield performance with our Harvest Tool

In our Know your Vines blog series we share practical tips on what metrics to monitor in your vineyard. This is the ninth instalment, stay tuned for more as the seasons unfold! “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” I heard it through the grapevine, not much longer ‘til grapes turn to wine…

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Case study: Luke Spalding – Everflyht Vineyard 2000 1333 Sectormentor

Case study: Luke Spalding – Everflyht Vineyard

Join us for a walk around a beautiful spot in East Sussex, a 2.6-hectare vineyard run by data lover Luke Spalding. The vines are fairly new, they’ve been in the ground for 4 years and will be producing at full potential in the next year or two. Another 4.5 hectares of vines are due to…

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