Viticulture

Compost for Managing Salinity

Almost a third of all agricultural land in Australia is affected by salinity or sodicity and this is increasing. Viticultural lands have not escaped the problems of salinity and sodicity, and these issues are becoming more widespread. Read more...

Compost for Vineyard Renovation

Vineyard establishment is a crucial time and can shape the future of your production for many years to come. Compost can help your vines get off to a good start and also provide you with significant financial benefits. Compost can be used in two different ways when you are establishing your vineyard, either as mulch or incorporated into the soil. Read more...

Compost for Vineyard Establishment

Deep ripping and mounding are two common techniques that growers can use to renovate their soil in established vineyards. Using compost in conjunction with ripping and mounding can provide significant benefits. Read more...

Compost and Nutrients

The role of compost in vine nutrition is very complex and can be influenced by a wide variety of factors. Compost may enhance the soil nutrient status in your vineyard but this will vary depending on the type of compost applied, soil type, vineyard location, climate and your management practices. Read more...

Straw and Compost Mulches

Mulches can provide significant benefits when used in your vineyard. Mulch can provide 20 - 30% irrigation savings by conserving soil moisture, while at the same time maintaining or even increasing yield. Read more...

Water Saving

It's no surprise that more and more growers are investigating the use of compost mulches in their vineyards, with conservative estimates of irrigation savings between 20 -30% when mulch is used. In some cases, water saving can be as high as 70%! Read more...
  
 
 
 
 
 

Case Studies 

Giant Steps Vineyards

Giant Steps respects the unique characters of each variety, site and vintage through minimal intervention in the winemaking process and meticulous vineyard supervision. An independently owned winery in Victoria's Yarra Valley, Giant Steps source grapes from estate and leased vineyards in the region. Read more...

De Bortoli Wines

As a third generation family wine company, De Bortoli Wines' are determined to leave a good legacy for future generations. With vineyards in some of Australia's best known wine regions, including the Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley and the Riverina, De Bortoli Wines ensure their grapegrowing and winemaking practices are sustainable. Read more...

Mistletoe Wines

Ken Sloan's fascination with wine started when he was just 8 years old and in 1990 he established Mistletoe Wines with his wife Gwen. Mistletoe Wines recently retained the 5 Red Star rating in James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, the highest accolade given in the book. Read more...

Kalleske Enterprises Pty Ltd

The Kalleske family have been growing grapes in South Australia's Barossa Valley for seven generations. Their oldest vineyard dates back to 1875 and the average vine age is 50 years old. Each generation's environmentally conscious practices have improved the land for the following generation. Kalleske's vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic and the winery is also certified organic. Read more...

Wild Fox Wines

Located along the Gawler River, west of the Barossa, Wild Fox Wines is one of South Australia's oldest certified organic vineyards. Wild Fox Wines need to adhere to strict criteria in the vineyard, the winery and the bottling premises to maintain their certification. Read more...

Paxton Vineyards

Paxton Vineyards manage approximately 265ha of wine grapes across 11 sites in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. Paxton Vineyards grow a range of red and white varieties but particularly focus on expressing the characters and quality of wine produced from their Shiraz grapes. Read more...

Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estates, part of the Foster's Group, owns extensive vineyards on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Globally, Treasury Wine Estates has more than 12000ha of vineyards and 20 wineries. Read more...

Tyrrell's Wines

Tyrrell's wines are one of the most successful privately owned wine companies in Australia, and are based in the Hunter Valley in NSW, a premier wine growing region. Edward Tyrrell founded the family business in 1858 and his great grandson is the current managing director. Read more...