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Ice wine 2018 – harvested at total lunar eclipse on 21 January 2019

We have been waiting for this moment for 10 years. In autumn 2018 we took the risk and decided to leave  3 different grape varieties on the vine – without knowing what was going to happen....


Albig January 21, 2019. We spent a very restless night because we permanently had to keep an eye on our thermometer.  At  4:00 Tobias Jung drove through the vineyards.  Minus 12° Celsius!

We had been waiting so long for this day!  At 5:00 wakeup call for all of the children. At 6:00 meeting point for all volunteers  in the courtyard.  This interesting group moved together through the vineyards: kids, secretaries, cellar master and field workers. The harvest could start! Have you ever heard a nicer sound than frozen grapes falling into a bucket? 

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It was  extremely dark outside. Total lunar eclipse -  a once-in-a-lifetime-event. All of our volunteers were fascinated by this  unique spectacle of nature. Around  7:30 the moon left the shadow of the earth. Shortly afterwards the sun rose behind the vineyards. This extraordinary ice  wine harvest will leave an unforgettable impression in our hearts and on our tongues!  

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At 9:00 the naturally frozen grapes  went to be pressed and stored in tanks. Cellar master Jan Blätz attended the ice wine harvest for the first time. For Tobias Jung it was already the 4th vintage and he benefitted from his extensive experience in ice winemaking, which has been passed down from generation to generation.  

On 13 May 2019 the ice wine was finally bottled. This special ice wine embodies  a concentration of

high risk, severe frost, intensive manual work, total lunar eclipse und masterful knowledge .

A masterpiece of winemaking!

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