Viticulture & Winemaking


Work in the vineyard & cellar

Many stages of work are involved before a finished bottle of wine reaches a consumer. Read more...


Climate & Weather

The longer ripening period for grapes north of the Alps yields fresher, fruitier wines. read more

Soil & Sites

Soil types: The soil nourishes the roots, and thus, the vines, with water and nutrients. Furthermore, the soil influences heat conservation and with it, the development of the vine and the ripening of the grapes. read more


Today's grape varieties evolved during a centuries-long process of selection. The wild vines that tasted best and seemed best-suited for winemaking were cultivated and ulimately developed into the species known as vitis vinifera. read more