Albury Organic Vineyard
Albury Organic Vineyard
ladybird - nature at work: albury organic vineyard
Bees on the vineyard make Albury Honey
Conventional Organic Biodynamic

In recent years the reduced use of broad-spectrum pesticides has improved the biodiversity of conventional vineyards but biodiversity is still often compromised by the use of chemicals.

Sustainability is focused on minimising the use of tractors (less compaction and diesel consumption) and by using selective systemic chemicals, which generally work for a longer protective interval reducing the number of sprays per year and the volume of water used.

Biodiversity is encouraged by significantly reducing the use of chemicals.

The use of cover crops and/or green manures between the rows improves the sustainability of wild life.

Rain water is used for spraying.

Biodiversity drives the general management of the vineyard, enhancing the microbiology of not just the soil but also the foliage. The colonisation of the leaves with good microbes is encouraged so that harmful fungi will not find the space to attack the plant.

Bees are often kept on the vineyard, not to help with the pollination of the vines as they are self fertile, but to benefit a greater collection of wild flowers and generally improve the fertility and productivity of the land.

The use of man-made products, including machinery, is minimised and there is a greater use of recycled materials making the biodynamic vineyard very sustainable.