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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Spraying

Over the course of summer, the vines are sprayed on a regular schedule every nine days. So, starting in April, this will result in 8-10 rounds. Depending on the type of season, we will use different types of sprays, like e.g. baking soda, various herbal teas, sulfur, etc. We invested in an expensive full canopy

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Cleaning the stems and 1st yield reduction

The new shoots of a vine will now not only grow on the designated canes, but also on parts of the vine that will cause the vine to use too much energy. These as well as weeds need to be taken away either by hand or mechanically. Shoots can also emerge from higher up on

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Cultivating cover crops and treatments in the vineyards

Activities during the months of March and April are important to support the nutrients in our soils: This is the perfect time to sow various types of cover crops into the rows of our vineyards, which is an ideal growing ground for bees and other insects. According to our organic management we use water glass,

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