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Indian runner ducks form key part of vineyard’s sustainability

The Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate in South Africa says its flock of ducks contribute a balanced, healthy ecosystem in its vineyards – as well as adding an air of ‘intrigue and charm’ to the estate.

Living the viticulture dream, from vine to wine

Husband-and-wife team Martyn Pollock and Helen Matheson-Pollock are committed to making small batch, estate-grown wines that are a true expression of their boutique vineyard in the heart of the Kent countryside. Rachel Hicks writes.

Look before you leap

Having bought a vineyard with his wife 20 years ago, with the mentality “leap, and the net will appear”, Master Winemaker and consultant Justin Howard-Sneyd now advises his clients to look before they leap – helping them to find their ‘why?’ before they plant a vineyard.

Welsh wines impress at 2023 awards

White Castle Vineyard scooped Best Overall Wine for its still red, Harry, and was presented with a trophy by the Welsh minister for rural affairs.

What you need to know about the future of English and Welsh wine

Emma Rice, one of the most respected UK winemakers, set up her own winemaking consultancy company earlier this year. Deputy editor Sarah Kidby caught up with Emma for some industry insights.

Taking innovation in viticulture to the next level

With two decades of experience working as a consultant in precision agriculture, Ian Beecher-Jones has embarked on a mission to revolutionise how technologies are being used on vineyards to work towards solving the industry’s greatest challenges while growing the best grapes possible.

VineWorks shortlisted for Sussex business award

The Sussex Business Awards have announced that VineWorks has been shortlisted for Medium Business of the Year for 2023.

Acquisition of England’s oldest vineyard confirmed

Berry Bros & Rudd and Symington Family Estates have confirmed their acquisition of Hambledon Vineyard, following a successful plc takeover bid.

English wine set for a “breakthrough” in 2023

Balfour Winery, one of England’s largest producers, believes that 2023 could represent a seismic shift for the industry, after a record-breaking harvest which could create new opportunities for English wine; both in this country and abroad.

Exceptional harvest at Albury sees volunteers crushing some grapes by hand

The 2023 grape harvest is complete and the team at Albury Organic Vineyard in Surrey is celebrating a huge crop.

Earthworm power used to advance English vineyard sustainability journey

East Yorkshire vineyard Laurel Vines has been able to decrease the amount of ag-chems applied to vines using a natural product made by earthworms.

Data project “a new chapter in wine production”

A new project is aiming to create an open standard for digital maps of commercial vineyards in the UK and around the world.

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