Mikel asked me to post some pictures about harvesting Riesling. No problem, here we are, 2 pictures which documents the the way winerys are working today. Every method might be the best one, depending on the situation, the vintage, the climate, the mood, the availability of manpower, etc …
Harvesting by hand, Riesling Spätlese from our historic vineyard in the city of Heidelberg. In the background you can see the heidelberg castle, in front its Hermann, Harvester of the year 2008!
Harvesting with grape harvester, Riesling basic qualities. Just a few days ago a team of worker went in to the vineyard to cut out all grapes which the harvesting machine shall not pick.
After harvesting by machine the grapes are pressed immediately. Within 30 minutes after picking the grapejuice is draining down into the winecellar.