In this bit of the site, you can follow our vineyard story step-by-step, – in fact, the blogposts start in autumn 2012. And no, it isn’t a case of blogging every single cutting sound the shears make. You get to witness each year develop like a dance that gets faster and faster, like a sirtaki, or a waltz with a mad finish, or a head-banking rock-guitar-solo, or a beat that eventually goes trance-like. It goes a bit like this: When we step into ….
… the vineyard at the start of the year, everyone’s asleep. We tap the vines and there is yawning, as if they are about to wake up. Then, much later, and after much work, the elation of seeing the blossom. Probably at around June time. This time feels ike getting into position for the dance, the pose. Next comes the time when we see the little pea-sized berries: This feels like the first couple of turns of the dance, when you can still make out the shapes around you, you lean back and enjoy the music. But the head-spinning finale comes without fail, and it arrives in the shape of the run up to harvest time. Time to hit you with a technical detail, to stop the spinning: When you have scrolled to the bottom of the page, it takes a while before the next posts load, – and the next ones, and the next ones. until the last, err … first one: A Berliner writing about Veltliner („Veltliner“ being pronounced as if the word „inn“ was in there, – hence the brilliant rhyming….). Enjoy!!! And feel free to send me comments and suggestions.