April 16, 2021

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Wine, vets and climate disruption

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Wine, vets and climate disruption

THE REGENERATIVE HOUR no 28: With Kate McIntyre, Moorooduc Estate, Dr Gundi Rhoades, Veterinarians for Climate Action, and Tony Marsh, Winooka Park vineyard.

28TH EPISODE OF THE REGENERATIVE HOUR: Can we turn the 2020s into ‘The Regenerative Decade’? In this series of interviews about what that would imply, we talk ecology, deep adaptation, grief, compassion and passion, connecting with nature, resilience, revitalisation, restoration, revolution… – the bigger picture, in other words.

In The Regenerative Hour no 28, we look at the changing climate affect on vineyards and wine, insects and the broader view on our animals.

[At 1:10] Kate McIntyre became a Master of Wine in 2010. Her family started Moorooduc Estate in Victoria when she was 10 years old and after studying language and theatre – and doing some travel – she came back to the wine industry, first through retail, then with an importer wholesaler. She returned to the family business on the Mornington Peninsula in 2004 from where she writes, teaches and talks about wine, apart from being the marketing and business development manager of Moorooduc Estate.

“Natural is best for Mornington’s Moorooduc Estate.” ~ Kate McIntyre, Master of Wine

[At 25:00] Dr Gundi Rhoades is co-founder of Veterinarians for Climate Action. As a vet based in Inverell Northern New South Wales, she sees the effect of climate change on the rural community. Veterinarians for Climate Action want to see sustainable outcomes that benefit animals, the profession and the wider community. Their mission is to advocate and achieve climate action within the profession and beyond. The organisation is scientific and non-political, open to vets, veterinary support staff and members of the animal care industries. It was started in November 2019 and already boasts a healthy membership.

“The science is clear. Humanity has about 10 years to substantially lessen emissions before changes in climate, with cascading impacts and escalating feedback loops, reach a tipping point with little chance of return.” ~ Dr Jeannet Kessels, co-founder, Veterinarians for Climate Action

[At 44:45] In the last year, Rusty has been staying on two vineyards. One of them was a tiny central tablelands NSW vineyard, Winooka Park, owned by Tony Marsh. In this kitchen table conversation Tony comments on his winemaking journey over many decades. He talks about his central tablelands property and how he enjoys making two varieties in this cool climate area. Small scale production is all he wants to do – it is about quality of life not just about money, he says. Tony also comments on the effect of climate change on wine.

Podcast duration in total: 60:00 minutes

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