Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyard mu

Spreading a mulch under vines is not a new idea, like any home garden, mulch will improve the soil quality and improve the moisture holding properties of the soil.

A vineyard though is much bigger than your average backyard, and on such a large scale the costs of mulching can be prohibitive but with diminishing water reserves and more frequent extreme weather events we are forced to look at ways to protect our vines and help them conserve moisture. If we could we would cover the whole vineyard under a blanket of straw but it just isn’t feasible (and a bit of a fire risk!) so we must be thoughtful about which parts of the vineyard are allowed the luxury of mulching.

Mount Langi Ghiran old block shiraz  2016 winter