Working equipment: wine presses, barrels & Co.

Successful viticulture is a science in itself.

Knowledge spans from the proper cultivation of the vines to the defense of possible pests, gathering the grapes, wine making and cellar economy.

Vintage

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  In spring
  the first buds
  are still quite unimpressive ...
 
 
 
 
 

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  But in autumn
  the grapes appear in their
  full splendor. .
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  Wooden butts
  were used to collect the grapes.

Gathering the grapes is still done by hand.

However, plastic butts are now easier to maintain and more practical.
 

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  The wagon with just 1 HP
  was used to deliver
  the grapes to the press.
 

Today tractors are used.
 
 
 
 

Processing

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  A "Rebler"

It serves to separate the berries from the combs. The tannin-rich combs would otherwise impair the taste of the wine.
 

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  You can find wine presses
 in any size.
 

A miniature edition for home use ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  This press is located on the Pinkataler Weinstra├če near Maria Weinberg.

It was built in 1818 and was located in the village of Gaas.
 
 
 
 
 

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  At the bar of the Meeting Center of the wine museum you can admire a huge wine press built in 1701.

Wine Production ans Storage

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  Proper care of wooden barrels
 is essential for a successful bouquet.

Even if stainless steel tanks are used in modern cellar management, some wines have to be matured in the wooden barrel.
 

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  Bottling is the last step in succesful production of the wine. It is only on the bottle that the wine finally matures and can fully develop its character and the flavor.
 
 
 
 

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  See you later
at the wine tasting...