The Honest Truth – What do we Know About Regenerative Viticulture in the UK?

Breakout Tent

The UK wine industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, leading to concerns about negative environmental impacts associated with traditional viticulture practices. There is a growing interest in regenerative viticulture, despite very little UK-based research existing, leaving grape growers to experiment with techniques borrowed from other agricultural fields with varying degrees of success. This session is hosted by Will Mower (VineWorks), who will converse with Luke Spalding (Everflyht Vineyard) about his experience trialing regenerative practices in his vineyards, and Dr. Belinda Kemp (Viticulture and Oenology Research at NIAB) about what scientific research exists (and what is needed) to support the adoption of regenerative practices within UK viticulture more widely.