The challenges of growing organic outdoor grapevines in the UK

The UK is a marginal climate for grape-growing and requires a significant level of expertise to succeed. While the English wine industry is growing at a rapid pace, there is also an increasing interest in organic viticulture. Will’s talk will discuss the particular challenges he has faced at Davenport Vineyards over 15 years of organic grape growing in the UK climate, and some of the solutions that can be found. These include topics such as controlling weeds, preventing diseases and maintaining the vines in general good health.


Theme: crop diversity
Published: 27th January 2016
Author: Will Davenport