Tag: irrigation

Vineyard landscape in the Languedoc

Languedoc in great need of irrigation

The department of Hérault accounts for a large part of Languedoc’s wine production. A wine production that may be in danger if they do not increase the irrigation area, they worry. At present, almost 35,000

Drip irrigation in a vineyard in Chile

How best to irrigate a vineyard

If drought is a recurring feature of the weather, then the wine growers become experts in handling it. This is the case, for example, in South Africa. Here they have learned how to optimize irrigation

Cork oak tree in Portugal harvest a year with 5

New techniques for cork oaks in Portugal

Portugal’s (and the world’s) largest producer of cork products, Amorim, is slowly changing the cork industry. Since 2013, a project has been in progress concerning the possibility to start harvesting the cork from the cork

Vines with irrigation tubing. Bacalhoa Vinhos, Azeitao, Portugal

To irrigate or not to irrigate in the vineyard?

The summer started with a lot of rain in some parts of France. But in Languedoc-Roussillon it is getting dry. During a hot summer with hardly any rain, some vineyards will have problems, especially those

The water mirror at Vina Vik, Chile

Southern France irrigates

Irrigation in the vineyards is no longer taboo in France, nor is it prohibited. (It is curious how often one still hear people saying that irrigation in France, or even in Europe, is not permitted.

Finca Flichman – a Portuguese in Mendoza

Finca Flichman is one of the wine producers in Mendoza with active European involvement. Sogrape has continued to invest in the bodega since the acquisition in 1997 and focused on improving the quality of the

A tank in the winery at Wine Mechanics

On Israeli wine

30 wineries ― or 130 Israel boasts 30 commercial wineries of which 10 actively export, and nearly 130 boutique wineries. It’s also one of the smallest of all wine producing countries, with correspondingly small interest

View over the summits of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, and the vineyards

Mendoza Report

What’s new in Mendoza? With the snow capped Andes in the background and an extremely blue sky, Mendoza, the largest wine region in Argentina, is a magnificent sight. The climate is nice and warm. It

Winery for sale – in Bulgaria!

Our spook in Bulgaria reports that there is a winery for sale in Bulgaria. the place is equipped with classic winemaking stuff: concrete fermentation vats etc. the property does not have its own vineyard but

Drip irrigation in a vineyard in Chile

Irrigation in agriculture and winegrowing

When on the subject of resource consumption, we were surprised to read that two thirds of the world’s fresh water is used for agricultural irrigation (not just wine) in an ad from Monsanto. (But that

Sunset over an ice covered Riddarfjarden Stadshuset the Town Hall

Water to wine

950 litres of water. That’s what’s needed to make one litre of wine according to a new book “The World’s Water 2008-2009” by Peter Gleick. The water is needed e.g. for cleaning and cooling (perhaps

Soft drinks on a cafe table

Australian wine shortage

Not long ago Australia had a huge wine lake, unsold wine stock and falling prices. Now there is a worry that there will soon be a serious shortage of Australian grapes and wines due to

Vineyard with irrigation in the Strantza village near Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece

Water in the vineyard

Is it permitted to irrigate the vineyard? It depends on where and when. Many believe that it is forbidden in e.g. France. However, that is not the case. Even in France it is allowed in

Schug Estate vines

Irrigation officially allowed in France

A new decree on December 6, 2006 officially and more permanently allows irrigation in French vineyards. Irrigating the vineyards can be allowed until August 15. It will even be possible to irrigate appellation contrôlée wines

A malbec leaf

High tech vineyards

Some California vineyards have gone literally high tech. It is probably a contamination from the neighbouring Silicon Valley, or at least indirectly. High Tech ex-executives invest their earned millions in vineyards and cannot completely leave

Vine pruned in winter in water

Irrigation will (probably) be allowed in France

INAO made positive noises towards allowing irrigation in French vineyards. The proposal means that it would be OK to water vineyards under special circumstances, as for instance the extremely hot summer in 2003.

Drip nozzle, on a viner irrigation system at Kir-Yianni Winery, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece

Irrigation will be permitted in France?

Irrigation has long been prohibited in French vineyards. The reasoning being that with water the growers could inflate the grapes, increase production but lower the quality. There is currently a proposal on the table, likely

Drip irrigation in a vineyard in Chile

How best to irrigate a vineyard

If drought is a recurring feature of the weather, then the wine growers become experts in handling it. This is the case, for example, in

Cork oak tree in Portugal harvest a year with 5

New techniques for cork oaks in Portugal

Portugal’s (and the world’s) largest producer of cork products, Amorim, is slowly changing the cork industry. Since 2013, a project has been in progress concerning

The water mirror at Vina Vik, Chile

Southern France irrigates

Irrigation in the vineyards is no longer taboo in France, nor is it prohibited. (It is curious how often one still hear people saying that

A tank in the winery at Wine Mechanics

On Israeli wine

30 wineries ― or 130 Israel boasts 30 commercial wineries of which 10 actively export, and nearly 130 boutique wineries. It’s also one of the

View over the summits of the Andes in Mendoza, Argentina, and the vineyards

Mendoza Report

What’s new in Mendoza? With the snow capped Andes in the background and an extremely blue sky, Mendoza, the largest wine region in Argentina, is

Winery for sale – in Bulgaria!

Our spook in Bulgaria reports that there is a winery for sale in Bulgaria. the place is equipped with classic winemaking stuff: concrete fermentation vats

Sunset over an ice covered Riddarfjarden Stadshuset the Town Hall

Water to wine

950 litres of water. That’s what’s needed to make one litre of wine according to a new book “The World’s Water 2008-2009” by Peter Gleick.

Soft drinks on a cafe table

Australian wine shortage

Not long ago Australia had a huge wine lake, unsold wine stock and falling prices. Now there is a worry that there will soon be

Vineyard with irrigation in the Strantza village near Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece

Water in the vineyard

Is it permitted to irrigate the vineyard? It depends on where and when. Many believe that it is forbidden in e.g. France. However, that is

Schug Estate vines

Irrigation officially allowed in France

A new decree on December 6, 2006 officially and more permanently allows irrigation in French vineyards. Irrigating the vineyards can be allowed until August 15.

A malbec leaf

High tech vineyards

Some California vineyards have gone literally high tech. It is probably a contamination from the neighbouring Silicon Valley, or at least indirectly. High Tech ex-executives

Drip nozzle, on a viner irrigation system at Kir-Yianni Winery, Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece

Irrigation will be permitted in France?

Irrigation has long been prohibited in French vineyards. The reasoning being that with water the growers could inflate the grapes, increase production but lower the

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