viticulture

Clonal selection not ideal for NZ Pinot Noir

Instead of parachuting in a highly-rated Pinot Noir clone into a vineyard, winemakers in New Zealand should use mass selection more readily to discover the vines that are already performing best in their own soils, believes winemaker Larry McKenna of Escarpment.

Lack of grape security ‘a threat to SA wine’

A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

Creation pushing to make South African vineyards virus-free

South Africa's farmers must work together on virus control if high-quality grape production is to be sustained, according to Carolyn Martin of Creation Wines.

Mas de Daumas Gassac embraces horsepower

Languedoc estate Mas de Daumas Gassac has signalled a "new phase" in its viticultural work with the introduction of horse ploughing on its best vineyard plots.

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February 4th, 2014

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