In the vineyard: Water and irrigation

This is a recording of a panel session from the SWR Global Conference Series 2023  “The sustainable vineyard and winery in 2030” conference from 3rd May 2023.

In the vineyard: Water and irrigation

“We’ll run out of water before climate change gets us”. So said the owner of a leading Spanish producer at a London event recently. Nothing focuses the minds on climate change quite like extended drought. It’s clear we can’t really separate the two.

So what are the emerging better practices on water and irrigation management? More importantly, how can groups such as SWR enable the sharing of practices and data, so the producer groups can learn, and share, what works in improving practices, and outcomes?


  • Cecilia Acosta, Agricultural Manager, Grupo Avinea
  • Dudley Brown, Owner and Viticulturist, Inkwell Wines
  • Álvaro Martinho Lopes, Winemaker, Real Companhia Velha
  • Sushma Shankar, Co-Founder & COO, Deep Planet

Moderator: James Streeter, Chair, SWR

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