Regeneration – Exploring Regenerative Viticulture
Earlier this year, a friend pointed out the 2022 Wine Writing Competition on JancisRobinson.com. I’m passionate about this subject, so I went to investigate.
They were looking for stories of Regeneration, but more than just the soil. The word “regeneration” is powerful, it’s the idea of going beyond the status quo of keeping things going, into the realm of making things better.
I had already been lucky enough to have spoken with people at the first two Regenerative Organic Certified vineyards in the world. Jason Haas at Tablas Creek and Craig Camp of Troon vineyards, graciously agreed to speak with me again on the subject and put me in touch with Elizabeth Whitlow who is the Executive Director of the Regenerative Organic Alliance.
My wonderful conversations with them are tied in with personal experience, just with being a human on the planet who is looking for a way to help to make the planet a little better.
I hope you will give my piece a read.
* The Jancis Robinson WWC22 received 69 entries this year. They publish the best of those pieces in the weeks leading up to the announcement of the winner of the competition in September.
They expect to have a shortlist posted on September 7th for a peoples vote for best entry! Perhaps you will return and give my article your vote!
More on Regenerative Viticulture
Here are some additional resources on Regenerative Agriculture, some things we have written, and some other really informative sites.
Robin Renken is a wine writer and Certified Specialist of Wine and WSET 3 Certified. She and her husband Michael travel to wine regions interviewing vineyard owners and winemakers and learning the stories behind the glass.
When not traveling they indulge in cooking and pairing wines with food at home in Las Vegas.