The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of how the plant community in vineyards could potentially be manipulated to improve bee diversity.
Wood barrels were initially used as containers and for transporting wine until winemakers realised that the extraction and porosity of wood contribute to the style and quality of wines.
In 1847, the farm De Opstal bij de Fonteine was granted to Jan Coenraad Rossouw, and the name indicates that the farmhouse (opstal) might have been the first homestead in the valley at the time.
Factors influencing knowledge uptake by practitioners – the nature of the knowledge transfer channel
This fourth and final blog discusses the influence of the knowledge transfer channel.
In this study, the significance of the H2S-C6 pathway was tested by monitoring the initial stages of fermentation using a synthetic grape medium with known composition and various laboratory and commercial yeast strains.
The alcoholic fermentation of grape juice is affected by the yeast strain, sugar concentration, alcohol concentration, fermentation temperature, presence of oxygen, concentration of assimilable nitrogen, vitamins and minerals, survival factors, preservatives, carbon dioxide and volatile acidity.
The Huguenot refugee Jacques de Villiers, also known as Jacob, called his farm La Bri, which may have been derived from the French word, l’abri, meaning “shelter”.
This programme is known for the considerable contribution made to knowledge transfer to cellar assistants and aims to address knowledge transfer practically and holistically.
The phenomenon where vineyards bud poorly and/or unevenly in certain areas, with other areas performing well, has puzzled viticulturists for many years.
Where wineries are surrounded by vineyards, diluted winery wastewater could be used as an alternative source of water for irrigation rather than water from natural resources.