The Vineyard against Climate Change
At Bodegas Alconde, two years ago we began our transition to Regenerative Viticulture, a process that promotes the fight against climate change through the recovery of agricultural soil. In short, it is about regenerating the soil by recovering the state it had before the arrival of intensive agriculture, in such a way that it resembles a forest as much as possible. Currently, 52 hectares of Bodegas Alconde’s vineyards are managed by this system, which has proven its effectiveness in slowing down and even reversing Climate Change.
To this end, Regenerative Viticulture seeks to recover the vineyard’s biodiversity and fertility through exclusively natural methods and processes. Instead of going against nature, it seeks to harness and enhance its mechanisms to achieve healthier and higher quality products, completely eliminating the use of chemical products, while helping to reverse desertification.
The soil is the main carbon reserve and if we are able to maintain its biodiversity, its microorganisms and its organic matter, we will contribute to recovering its fertility, at the same time as improving the quality of our foodstuffs.
At Bodegas Alconde the process begins with the planting of ground cover with different species adapted to the conditions of our soils. This will prepare the soil to encourage the reintroduction of native flora and fauna. Gradually, more elements of the wild flora and fauna are integrated so that our vineyards recover their natural biodiversity.