Trailer filled with fresh grapes at the harvest Barrique storage View towards the illuminated winery at night View of vineards starting to change leafe colours in autumn Barrique casks Andreas and Kathrin Late harvest while the leafes show first autumn colours People at manual wine harvest Sun rises through ground fog while wind turbines tower above the vineyards Rows of grapevines in summer, about 1 month befor the harvest View towards the winery Autumn colored vineyards around Gols Vineyard next to a forest, autumn colored leafes Hillside vineyard with autumn colored leafes Sonnenmulde wine bottles

In the Middle of Spring

2007-04-21 - 17:10

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… lots of things are going on in our vineyards. The early spring and the warm weather affected our vines very favourably. Currently we are about 3 weeks ahead in terms of growth and it looks like the good weather will stay with us for some time to come. The new vintage has begun and we could not have wished for a better start.


Young grapevine shoots.
Young grapevine shoots.

One can almost watch the vines grow on warm days now. Within only a few weeks they form metre long shoots and soon the blossoms will open. Currently the shoots are still a bit shorter tough but one can already discover where the first grapes will grow. Now is the time when the labour intense work starts out in our vineyards. First we replace vines that were damaged during last year and winter. Then after the young shoots have grown long enough we make sure that they stay within the trellis so that wind cannot break them. Later when the tips grow above the trellis we have to cut them but there still remains some time and much work to do until then.

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