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We publish widely and our research work can be found in respected scientific journals and commissioned reports.
Dr Alistair Nesbitt is a Viticulture Climatologist with significant expertise in how weather and climate interface with wine production, globally.
The Vinescapes team also contribute to articles in the industry and national press, TV, radio and other media.

frost

Giving frost the cold shoulder

As the new growing season starts, excitement and anticipation of the next vintage begins, but is tempered by the many hurdles of grape growing in a cool climate – the

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Jonathon Rodwell

Planning a vineyard?

Meet Jonathan Rodwell, head of vineyard establishment   Vineyard planning, planting and establishment is in safe hands with Jonathan Rodwell and his team at Vinescapes.  Jonathan qualified from University College Davis,

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Pinot noir meunier

Vintage 2022 report

Its looks like another ‘wow’ vintage for Vinescapes clients, with the potential for some exceptional quality wines. Hear what our team of Viticulturists, Winemaker and Viticulture Climatologist had to say….  

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The nature of regeneration

Alistair Nesbitt, Vinescapes CEO and trustee of The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, contributes to this article published in the September issue of Vineyard Magazine, ‘The nature of regeneration’. (Photo credit: Penn

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Vineyard bud burst

Budding fertility

Vinescapes’ Director Joel Jorgensen and Vinescapes’ associate Peter Hayes contribute to this article published in July 2022 Vineyard Magazine  Is this year’s potential yield already set – no matter how good

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Danbury Vineyard Sid the pheasant

Feathered friends or foes?

Article by Jo Cowderoy, Vinescapes Marketing Manager, in June 2022 Vineyard Magazine (photo credit Danbury Vineyard)  The beauty of birds and the delight of their song is perhaps even better

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PIWI power

‘PIWI power’. Vinescape’s Viticulture Director, Joel Jorgensen, contributes to this article published in the October 2021 issue of Vineyard Magazine. Fungal resistant hybrid varieties may be the answer to sustainable

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Getting ahead of Botrytis

‘Getting ahead of Botrytis’. Vinescape’s Viticulture Director, Joel Jorgensen, shares his wisdom in this article published in the  March 2021 issue of Vineyard Magazine.  It lurks in the shadows, invisible,

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Low down on downy

‘Low down on downy’. Vinescape’s Viticulture Director, Joel Jorgensen, contributes to this article published in the August 2021 issue of Vineyard Magazine.  The wet weather, rationed armoury – and limited

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Flagging up powdery

‘Flagging up powdery’. Vinescape’s Vineyard Manager, Jonathan Rodwell, shares his wisdom in this article published in the February 2022 issue of Vineyard Magazine. Powdery mildew is a common and widespread

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Digging deep

‘Digging Deep’. Vinescape’s Viticulture Director, Joel Jorgensen, shares his words of wisdom in this article published in the January 2022 issue of Vineyard Magazine.  Quality grapes are needed for premium

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Are weeds welcome?

‘Are weeds welcome?’ Vinescape’s Viticulture Director, Joel Jorgensen contributes to this article published in the March 2022 issue of Vineyard Magazine. For most vineyards the aim is to achieve the best

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The secret life of nitrogen

‘The secret life of nitrogen’. Vinescape’s Viticulturist, Frances Trappey, shares her words of wisdom in this article published in the May 2022 issue of Vineyard Magazine.    Vines may have

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Recent Winery Design and Build

Why winery design matters

A winery can be so much more than an industrial production centre – it’s part of your brand and it can be as sophisticated as your wine. Wineries can also

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