For wine production in harmony with nature
Many vineyards have poor soil structure as a result of many years of
unbalanced soil working and growth of plants (usually grass). Soil compaction
and lack of humus are the most common problems. Short- and longterm soil
improvement and greening measures are needed to correct past errors. The aim is
to boost soil fertility so that vines receive a balanced supply of nutrients.
Without this, healthy growth leading to satisfactory grape development and the
production of high-quality wine is impossible.
This is true of both organic and conventional viticulture.
Optimum soil preparation is just as important to successful sowing as a good water supply. Seed should ideally be sown in spring (March/April) as soon as the soil conditions allow, in order to benefit from winter moisture. We recommend sowing in every other row depending on the water supply situation (rainfall, soil quality). This means that only half as much seed is needed.
We recommend rolling after sowing fresh seed to improve the emergence rate. Cambridge or Guttler rollers are a good choice.
Deep root space
High soil activity in the topsoil
Healthy soil - good wine!