The vast majority of Tyrrell’s vineyards are non-irrigated. Having such a high proportion (approximately 90%) of our vineyard dry-grown is a highly sustainable form of agriculture. It means our water usage is low, which helps the environment significantly during drought conditions, and also means the land is not being “salted up” with salts from irrigation water.
Additionally, Tyrrell’s retain a high proportion of natural woodland on the majority of its land holdings, with approximately 25% of our land covered in native trees.
Soil improvement practices are also implemented, with composted grape marc re-used on the vineyard as mulch (thereby also conserving water), and organic manures also used.