Vineyards in the fog
grape harvesting
fully ripe grapes
handpicking
Rebblüte
Trimming
vines cut
vines sprouting
Pruning in winter
Winter in the vineyard
Vineyards in November
Sprouting of the vines

That happens in the vineyard

View of the vineyard

Working in the vineyard is one of the most important activities of a winemaker. The care of a location naturally contributes massively to the quality of a wine. What current conditions a winegrower busy in the vineyard can be found here.

Many winegrowers and much more "seasonal workers" have been in the vineyard for weeks to cut back the vines. Pruning is still the most elaborate handicraft in the winegrower's year. Many winegrowers are therefore looking for an alternative. It's actually very simple: don't cut. The technical term for this type of education is "non-cutting" or "minimal cutting".

Most winegrowers take a break over Christmas and between the years. The seasonal workers are now also at home with their families. Some wineries started pruning right after the leaves fell at the end of November, the majority of them begin this work in mid-January, which then continues until the end of March.

The motley leaves are now completely falling to the ground due to the autumn wind of the past few days. Grapes for ice wine production will not hang many this year, as the hopes were dashed by the rain. The clearing of the vineyards that are to be replanted is now done. With the shorter days and the increasing darkness, peace has now returned to the vineyards.

Defoliate in the vineyard

The stapling work is completed and the first foliage cut, the so-called summits, in which mainly the shoots are cut off, which protrude above the foliage wall is done. Now leaves or defoliation, a measure of foliage wall design, which has become firmly established in recent years in quality-oriented winemakers.

wine bloom

Nature balances many things again - winegrowers are noticing this at the moment when you can almost see how the shoots grow. Although the vineyards were still nearly two weeks behind the long-term development until the end of May, they are setting a rapid spurt in recent days, which is currently the number one issue in tacking. Add to that the yeasty wind of the last days, in which the shoots break off very easily because they grew so fast.

double engine

The "Eisheiligen" and thus the risk of frost damage are over. The grapevine growth has slowed somewhat due to the cool temperatures in recent weeks, so that despite the early budding as in the past year, the long-term average of grapevine development has now been reached again.

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E-Mail: udo.diel@rheinhessenwein.de

Contact details:

Rheinhessenwein e.V.

Otto-Lilienthal-Straße 4

55232 Alzey

Tel: (0049) 6731 951074 18
E-Mail: udo.diel@rheinhessenwein.de

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