The use of grazing animals in vineyards seems to be of increasing interest and use around the globe. The information available indicates that it is a vineyard management tool that finds compatibility with regenerative, organic and biodynamic farming practices.
This discussion will focus on the many benefits to this technique of vineyard management. You will gain information from vineyard managers about their experiences and the reasons for their choice of animals and the how and why they integrated this tool into their vineyards along with results of their decisions.
Finally, intertwined in this conversation the guests might be able to discuss how animals enhance carbon sequestration, soil health and biodiversity and offer there reduction in the use of herbicides and chemicals. This is a unique opportunity to learn about and understand this growing trend in farming and pose questions to fellow professional vineyard managers.
- Kelly Mulville – Paicines Ranch (California) – USA
- Lígia Santos – Caminhos Cruzados (Dão) – Portugal
- Johan Reyneke – Reyneke wines (Stellenbosch) – South Africa