Preparing for Icewine
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Tonight it’s getting serious! We are preparing for the icewine harvest. It’s not sure whether it will really be cold enough, it needs to be -7° C at least. But tonight is probably the only opportunity to harvest icewine this year. And of course we don’t want to miss it!
So out to the vineyard to remove the bird nets. The starlings have gone south by now and are no longer eating our grapes, so what the heck. There’s no Sunday at harvest time anyway.
Now the grapes are hanging freely and we are waiting for the frost. At 9 pm it’s already -3.5° C and falling. So we go to bed early, and continue at 4am. Drive out to the vineyard, check whether it’s cold enough and if the grapes are frozen. If so, off we go - stay tuned as the saying goes!Page Top »