Regenerative viticulture is a dirty subject

RVF our relationship with soil

Does the wine industry need to re-think its relationship with soil? The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation suggests that it does. 

We tend to think about soil as an inert, static substance, a never-ending abiotic resource at our disposal, to build on, drive on, cover up with paving or tarmac, extract from, exploit and profit from. We’ve mined it, moved it, dumped it, reshaped it, lost it to wind and flood. Soil is something to be washed from our cars, scrubbed off our shoes, wiped with admonishments from the hands and mouths of children, viewed with disgust when it’s on our clothes...