Viticulture Consultancy Services
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
Nutrition & Strategies
Annual vineyard nutrition program based on soil analysis
Cover cropping strategies
Annual weed control strategies
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 sixteen 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 2016 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 am now working on projects in South Australia, Tasmania, Napa Valley USA, Oregon USA, The Rhône in France, The South of England and wherever my expertise is needed!
My hobbies/interests are vast and to mention just a few – snorkeling, 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.