Weinkeller Weintank Stefan Pratsch

Cellar and office work

While others are presenting their newest wines, we concentrate on preparing the wines for bottling the new vintage at the beginning of the new year. It is important to constantly monitor the development of the wines in the temperature-controlled tanks and to counteract something going not the way it should. These months are also important for blending and achieving the right balance in the wine. Since most of our wine is exported, it needs very thorough and long checks in the lab to avoid any kind of unwanted turbidity or cloudiness such as tartrate precipitation.
In the office there is usually enough to do: Various steps need to be taken to administer the correct paperwork for exports. Our “Bio-“neer Willi is the man for this part.

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Tying

The canes that are left after pruning have to be tied to the main wire in the trellising system. One cane on the left and one on the right. This allows the young shoots to go vertically towards the sky without getting tangled in each other. At the same time the vine gets tied to

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Pruning the vineyards

During the coldest part of the year, it´s usually January while the vines are “hibernating”, we will carry out the pruning. Fortunately, technology has evolved which has made things much easier: With electric cutters we can select and prune the vines according to our needs. Important issue here is to reduce to the amount of

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