Category: Viticulture and Winemaking (D1)

Vineyard Soils

Physical properties of soil and how it effects vine health.

First, let’s define what soil actually is. Soil is the upper layer of the earth and is made up of geological sediment. Sediment is another word for weathered bedrock—aka solid rock. Soil also includes organic remains in the form of humus as well the water and air found in the pores/space between the sediment. That’s…a lot of stuff. But wait. There’s more…

[Information based on DipWSET D1 material]