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Andreas and Kathrin Vineyard next to a forest, autumn colored leafes View of vineards starting to change leafe colours in autumn View towards the illuminated winery at night Autumn colored vineyards around Gols Trailer filled with fresh grapes at the harvest Sonnenmulde wine bottles Barrique storage Barrique casks 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 Hillside vineyard with autumn colored leafes View towards the winery Rows of grapevines in summer, about 1 month befor the harvest

News 2016

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Happy Holidays!

2016-12-21 - 08:37

The year 2016 is practically over and we’re looking forward to a few quiet days at the end. Hopefully you can do so too and enjoy the holidays with nice company, good food and a few great glasses of wine.

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Young 2016's

2016-11-02 - 14:11

The harvest is just over and the first wines of the vintage are already approaching. The Junger Welschriesling is bottled and ready to drink. Later this year it will be joined by the Rosé. Freshness and lots of fruit are on the label for both these wines and they are a lively start into the new wine year.

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The last grapes

2016-10-13 - 18:00
Renate standing behind a wheelbarrow filled with grapes picked by hand betwenn the grapevines.
Ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes at the harvest

Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe and sweet. The last grapes of the harvest have been brought in and we’re already thinking about the first fresh young wines. Soon there will be something to taste, but not the Cabernet of course. I will at least get a full year or more to develop.

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Harvest 2016

2016-09-24 - 16:00

It’s the end of September and the 2016 harvest is almost but not yet completely over. Still, there is already time to look back at this year’s vintage.

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Autumn's beginning

2016-08-29 - 07:48
Hi, we’re still here! Over the summer there has been a lot of work but not so much to talk about. Now it’s slowly coming to an end and this is changing. September always begins with the Dornbirn Autumn Fair and right after that we’ll be starting the harvest. This year’s harvest will turn out a bit wanting because of the late frost in April but there are still many grapes to pick and they are already getting sweeter every day.Read more »

A winemaker's wedding

2016-06-12 - 15:00
Melanie and Andreas in their wedding gown in front of a Tschardarke.
The happy bride and groom.

There are awesome news coming from the Sonnenmulde Estate winery. Andreas and Melanie took the step after many years together and got married. The wedding took place on June 4th, but before and after it we had so much to do and to organise that we’re just now ready to post some pictures.

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2016-05-02 - 17:30
Zweigelt vine after late frost.

The result of last week. What looked like whe had avoided the worst damage in the first frosty night looks more like a full blown catastrophy following night number three. Dead shoots as far as one can see and that’s not only true for our vineyards, but for more or less all of the Austrian wine growing areas.

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Wine in the Spring Gols 2016

2016-04-18 - 11:43
View towards the tasting room's entrance with flowerpots in front of it. Kathrin is waiting with a bottle of Frizzz.
Open cellar door at the wine in the spring event.

The Wine in the Spring (Golser Weinfrühling) event is over and it proved again that it is a great idea opening the cellar doors in spring.

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Happy Easter 2016

2016-03-24 - 18:22
An asphalt road winds its way through vineyards in a slight left-hand bend and is lined with flowering almond trees. Vines and trees have no leaves yet.
Almond blossoms, heralds of Spring.

Easter falls really early this year but nontheless the first hints of spring can already be found. Our vines will remain dormant for about one more month, depending on the weather. But the almond trees are already in full bloom, heralding spring’s upcoming arrival.

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Winter pruning of the vines

2016-01-23 - 18:20
Andreas prunig Pinot Noir vines on a sunny winter day.
Pruning Pinot Noir.

Winter pruning is one of the most time consuming tasks in a wine year. Luckily we are not in a hurry though. Pruning can start a soon as all the leafes have fallen and there is plenty of time until the first shoots start to grow again in April next year. So when Christmas and New Year festivities are over we slowly start to go out in the vineyards, enjoy quiet days with early evenings and prune along. And that’s just what we are doing right now.

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