In 2020, we planted 600 metres of hedgerow in our vineyard. The agro-environmental spin-off for this is the protection of certain vineyard plots from frost and the preservation of embankments that were in danger of collapsing, resulting in enhanced safety for our tractor drivers.
What’s more, these hedgerows contribute to biodiversity development. We have planted indigenous species, such as hazelnut, hornbeam, blackthorn, dogwood and wild cherry, which attract beneficial insects, pests and fauna living in the vines, in order to create a shelter for them.
Once the hedges have grown, we will ask an entomologist to come and perform an analysis of what benefits we have gained in the area of beneficial insects and pests.