Grape harvest

Grapes are harvested after daily systematic maturity checks and depending on the variety and the quality grade. When harvesting our reference grapevine varieties for premium wines, only fully ripe grapes are hand picked. In order to minimise the risk of crushing the grapes at the time of picking, they are stored and transported in small plastic crates. Because of the high temperatures outside at the time of harvest, white grapes are cooled down to 10°C in the cold room before being pressed, while red grapes are mashed straight away.