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Case Study: Graham Fisher – Bride Valley Vineyard 1920 1440 Sectormentor for Vines

Case Study: Graham Fisher – Bride Valley Vineyard

Bella and Steven Spurrier planted the first vines at Bride Valley Vineyard, Dorset, in 2009. They produce delicious English sparkling wines from their 10 hectares of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes. It hasn’t been an easy ride but the chalky slopes of Dorset are perfect for the vines as they are now all…

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The Vineyard Helpers 655 386 Sectormentor for Vines

The Vineyard Helpers

While keeping up-to-date with vineyards across the globe on instagram we’ve come across an array of very important vineyard assistants who keep watch, control pests & weeds and nurture the soil & vines. This is an ode to all the furry, feathery and invertebrate friends who call a vineyard home.   The Vineyard Manager Bacchus…

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Case Study: When to Harvest? The power of graphs 900 600 Sectormentor for Vines

Case Study: When to Harvest? The power of graphs

It’s important to measure grape sugar and titratable acid from veraison up to harvest. It allows you to predict when you will start picking, get everything in place and also to decide the optimal time to harvest for great quality grapes based on the Brix:TA Ratio (explained here). Judging ripening and when to harvest is…

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10 Key Metrics to Measure in your Vineyard 663 662 Sectormentor for Vines

10 Key Metrics to Measure in your Vineyard

After a few years working with vineyards in the UK we have drawn out some of the most valuable data you can collect in your vineyard. Tracking these 10 metrics will help you better understand how to manage your vines and optimise your grape quality and yield – directly benefiting your bottom line. Producing great…

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Know what works on your vineyard: Trends Part 1 985 680 Sectormentor for Vines

Know what works on your vineyard: Trends Part 1

At the start, we aimed to make it very easy for farmers to collect data out in the field. Whether on the tractor or walking through rows of trees, we wanted to make it seamless, easy, and quick to record those observations in the moment. It made sense to start here because without quality observations and…

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Case Study: Davenport Vineyards use Sectormentor to enable better real-time management decisions 1379 774 Sectormentor for Vines

Case Study: Davenport Vineyards use Sectormentor to enable better real-time management decisions

 Will Davenport and his team have been collecting data for years but it was confined to scruffy notebooks and only typed up a few months later. They found they were collecting lots of data but not always using it because it wasn’t easily visualised, or they kept putting off typing it all up and so…

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“The more data I have about what’s going on in the vineyard the better I can do my job. We use it to record things like flowers per vine which gives us an early prediction of yields. It’s simple, you just record the things you need.”