An amazing wine harvesting weekend with a horse named Mr. Müller

Grape picking

There are few things I love more than grapes

possibly wine, maybe horses, and quite probably spending time with friends.

This last weekend I had them all in abundance. And I even learnt a thing or two about wine harvesting – you know, for when I have my own wine farm I have to say after all that effort I really appreciate every drop of the Reserva I’m drinking while I write this!

But anyway, back to the beginning Having a friend who is a sommelier is amazing. She is even more amazing when she takes me to new wine places, where you can eat grapes all weekend, drink new wine and handpick Pino Noir from the vine. Apparently they’ve been doing this for over 1000 years in this beautiful little village named Duttweiler. You can find it nestled joyously in the Palatinate, a well-known German wine-growing region in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Tell them I sent you. 😉

In keeping with tradition, we were joined by Herr Müller; a rather large grape-carrying horse. He is currently banned from joining in with the grape eating though.

The lovely owners of the winery Bergdolt-Reif&Nett who organized this festive day of grape grabbing have only been doing it with the public (and a horse) for a harvest or two, so get there before it gets on the tourist map!

Now onto some photos of this wonderful day

Herr Müller getting ready

Herr Müller getting ready

The grape picking crew

The grape picking crew

on our way to the wine yard

on our way to the wine yard

 

Grape picking

Tatjana picking grapes

Mr. Müller got a lot of attention

Mr. Müller got a lot of attention

Pino Noir

Pino Noir

 

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another fan

another fan

Tat the wine queen

Tat the wine queen

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Mr. Müller

Mr. Müller

Job done

Job done

now time to test the wine

now time to test the wine

Prost!

Prost!

what a lovely day

what a lovely day

Duttweiler

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