Welcome to Soil Solutions LLC Vineyard Soils & Terroir

James Fisher, Soil Scientist

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Soil Solutions, LLC is a full-service consultancy for vineyard, cidery and perry development. We specialize in pedology, geospatial mapping, soil chemistry, soil biology, soil physics, and hydrogeology. Our intent is to assist the grower in creating superior quality wines, cider and perry. We also consult on other high-value crops.

Founder James Fisher is a certified Soil Scientist who has deep roots in eastern Pennsylvania agriculture, having farmed, consulted and supplied to the industry since the 1990s. In addition, Fisher has consulted in as far-flung places as the Mornington Peninsula in Australia where he worked with wine growers, and Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, where he worked with the USDA and USAID advising local farmers on crop production to help enable economic security.

Fisher speaks regularly to groups around the world about vineyard soil practices and has presented his work at the International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America at the “Energy & Innovation for a Sustainable World” conference in 2013. Fisher’s viticultural expertise has been featured in Soil Horizons, the publication of the Soil Science Society of America - “From Soil Profiles to Flavor Profiles: Is There a Connection When it Comes to Winemaking?”and in Crops & Soils “Growing Wine grapes in California and beyond.” Fisher’s collaboration with noted viticultural consultant James A. Stamp, Ph.D.was featured in Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine