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

News 2010

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Winter arrives with snow and frost

2010-12-04 - 15:32
Snow-covered winter vineyards extend on a gentle slope towards the edge of the village of Gols.
Panoramic view of Gols in the Winter.

It took a long time this year but now winter has definitely come to gols with ice and snow and everything else. The land is covered by a thick layer of snow now and the vinyards get some rest for a while.

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Martiniloben 2010

2010-11-12 - 07:48
Two pictures. On the left one a barrique, our cellar door with a board and the number 56, a bale of straw and some pumpkins as decoration. On the right picture a carved pumpkin, illuminated from inside.
Carved pumpkin for the Day of Open Cellar Doors.

A few days after Martiniloben the hectic rush has settled. The 2010 days of open winecellars in Gols was again a great success. Thousands of people through the products of many cellars, including the Sonnenmulde Estate’s of course.

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Labels, all-new!

2010-08-31 - 10:05
Examples of our new labels.
Examples of our new labels.

There is something going on at the Sonnenmulde Estate Winery. After a long and thorough consideration we decided to give our wines a new look. We already gave a quick preview on this website a few days ago but here comes all the associated background information for you to enjoy. Everything about our all-new wine labels!

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New Labels - A first Glance!

2010-08-28 - 09:22
A few freshly labelled bottles on the table of the labeling machine.
Our first bottles with the new labels.

It took a long time, more than a year exactly to create our all new wine labels. Here you have a picture of the first bottles using them directly from the labelling line. There will be more and better information as well as nice photos soon but afther such a long thime we just had to post one quickly. And it should do for a first impression!

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Summertime

2010-08-09 - 11:18
 The red wine grapes slowly get their blue colour..
The red wine grapes slowly get their blue colour..

It’s August and the only reason why you didn’t hear from us for some time now ist that summertime is always extremely busy and we have lots of work to do in our vinyards. Especially in June and July we spend most of the time out in the vinyards and when there is some left we have to bottle the first red wines of the last vintage. But that’s done and a great 2010 vintage is already foreseeable!

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The story of the confused Vine Moths

2010-05-10 - 00:19
Close up of a vine with fingernail-sized leaves. A red wire is attached to it, which contains the pheromones.
Pheromone dispenser strips on a grapevine.

Walking through a vinyard in this time of the year it’s pretty easy to spot red ribbons wound around grapevine shoots every few meters or so. What they are useful for is explained by the occurance of one of the more dangerous pests in winegrowing, the Vine Moth.

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PIWI cultivars

2010-02-17 - 00:56
Ripe grapes on a vine.
PIWI cultivar Aromatica from www.rebzuechtung.at

What does PIWI mean? PIWI is an abbreviation for the german word “pilzwiederstandsf√§hig” which translates into robust against fungal threats. There is a big interest in such grape cultivars mainly in organic winegrowing but also in conventional farming the attention is growing.

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Sorting through the vinotheque, tasting old wines

2010-01-28 - 18:18
Two bottles of wine in completely different styles. The obviously older bottle is opened and in a glass next to it there has been some red wine poured in.
Zweigelt Rebe 2003 and 1985 side by side.

In winter when it is really cold, just like now, a wineries cellar is quite a comfy workplace. We took the opportunity to sort through and organise our vinotheque where we store bottles of the best wines from past years and decades. After collecting everything we had a small tasting of some of the old wines. A comparison of two Zweigelt Rebe, one from 2003 and one from 1985! Here is a short report.

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