Sérgio Nicolau & Abby Rose – The Regenerative Viticulture Series

Sérgio Nicolau & Abby Rose – The Regenerative Viticulture Series 1022 1069 Sectormentor

The Regenerative Viticulture Series

Sérgio Nicolau in conversation with Abby Rose

The Regenerative Viticulture Series has returned! We’ve collaborated with the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation to bring two new conversations with brilliant viticulturists, to discuss regenerative experiments on the vines – successes, failures & learnings along the way.

We’re excited to share another conversation from the new season – the brilliant Sérgio Nicolau (@Sergio.grapegrower on instagram), 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.

The Regenerative Viticulture Series are a series of conversations hosted by Vidacycle in collaboration with the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, with the aim of sharing the latest experimental thinking in building diversity, resilience & soil health on vineyard land.

At Vidacycle, we create simple tools for farmers & vineyards, supporting the use of observation to support regenerative practices – Sectormentor is the regenerative viticulture app!

The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation are a global non-profit organisation bringing together producers, scientists, educators, agricultural advisors and environmental organisations to share learnings and build up the data and resources required to enable viticulturists to make the transition from conventional or organic to a more biodiverse viticulture.