Regenerative Viticulture Series 2023

The Regenerative Viticulture Series returns! Earlier this year, we hosted two conversations with brilliant viticulturists Mimi Casteel & Sérgio Nicolau, to discuss regenerative experiments on their vines. On August 30th, we’re bringing you another new session with the fantastic Mary Retallack, agroecologist and regenerative viticulturalist working in Australia.

Abby Rose, co-founder of Vidacycle and farming podcast Farmerama, will be in conversation with Mary Retallack, digging into what the implementation of regenerative viticulture looks like.

Mary Retallack – Applying an Agro-Ecological Approach to Viticulture
Wednesday August 30th5 PM ACST (Australian Central Standard Time) 8:30 AM BST (British Summer Time)

Mary Retallack is an agroecologist with many years of experience working and applying an agroecological approach to viticulture. Mary runs her own small vineyard and her consultancy Retallack Viticulture Pty Ltd whilst also creating and running the phenomenal EcoVineyards program bringing native ground covers, soil health and an agroecological approach to vineyards across Australia. Mary is a recognised leader in the field of functional biodiversity enhancement. She has a PhD in viticulture and plant protection with a focus on the role of native insectary ground cover plants and measurement of their functional biodiversity benefits by assessing the predatory arthropods found in association.

Who are we?

Vidacycle develop tools to support a more regenerative approach to farming including, Sectormentor, our app that makes it easy to listen, learn and work with natural systems – helping vintners produce top quality grapes and farm regeneratively.