viticulture

Symingtons test vineyard robots

Port producers Symington Family Estates has helped trial a new robot, which has been designed to monitor vines in areas where human labour is in short supply.

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.

‘We would prefer God to decide,’ says Almaviva winemaker

Such is the complexity of irrigation management in Chile’s Maipo Valley, Almaviva’s Michel Friou would rather leave the decisions to God.

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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