GIS

Consultancy services

Viticulture

Consultancy services

LEAFROLL ERADICATION

Viticulture Consultancy Services

SOIL

SOIL MANGEMENT

Soil survey projects

Soil management recommendations based on soil survey results

Vineyard development – Design and planning (using topographic/GIS data sets)

Locating soil types, vine vigor or fruit quality changes in existing vineyards

weed

Nutrition & Strategies

Annual vineyard nutrition program based on soil analysis

Cover cropping strategies

Annual weed control strategies

health

Vineyard Health

Canopy management

Pruning, Training, Suckering, Restoration of neglected vines, Leaf removal

Grape quality improvement

About the Author

My name is Jaco Engelbrecht. I am a passionate viticulturist based in the Coastal Region of South Africa. I graduated with Viticulture and Agronomy as main subjects. I have been a viticulturist for ten years now and have since consulted more than a hundred wine producers and been involved on even more wine farms.

Visual Viticulture is a concept that grew from a previous viticulture blog I wrote for more than a year. It is the combination of my passion for wine grapes and my obsession with photos. My aim is to take my followers on a visual journey through the exciting and ever changing world of viticulture in South Africa.

As of last year Visual Viticulture evolved into a consultancy business with focus on remote sensing, but the essence of the website is still to show what is going on in the vineyards. I also currently consult for the Old Vine Project under the leadership of Rosa Kruger.

My hobbies/interests are vast and to mention just a few – snorkelling, breeding Corals, Mountain Biking, Guitar, tropical fish, fishing, underwater photography, squash, drones, drone photography and lots more.

I would like to travel more to see other viticulture practices and I am obsessed with old bush vines.

That’s pretty much it. Enjoy the posts.

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