Penna Lane is proud to be part of the EcoVineyards program in the Clare Valley.
The EcoVineyard concept incorporates using native insectary plants to create biodiverse ecosystems in and around vineyards. These plants support populations of insect predators, which contribute towards biocontrol of vineyard pests and may ultimately lead to reduced input costs and the use of chemicals.
At Penna Lane we have commenced a native planting behind our entrance gates, immediately adjacent what is to be a new riesling block. We have also placed native plants at the ends of each row in our second new riesling block, near our western boundary. The mid-rows of this block have also been sown with perennial native grasses, prior to the planting of the new riesling vines.