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Autumn afternoon - a vineyard stroll in pictures

Posted by Sabine 07 Nov 2010

Here are some pictures taken during a recent vineyard stroll between Meersburg and Hagnau on the Lake Constance shore, revisiting old Wine Rambler territory along the way. It was as serene as you can see, except for eerie fake bird-of-prey calls and canon shot that went off every couple of minutes to scare away any birds interested in sampling Spätlese grapes - it was either that, or a bit of private artillery practice.

pear tree, vines, and kitschy autumn sunlight near the Aufricht winerypear tree, vines, and kitschy autumn sunlight near the Aufricht winery

Looking west towards Meersburg, with the castle, seat of Staatsweingut Meersburg, in the backgroundLooking west towards Meersburg, with the castle, seat of Staatsweingut Meersburg, in the background

Looking east towards HagnauLooking east towards Hagnau

Grapes about ready for harvest. Any ampelographers in attendance?Grapes about ready for harvest. Any ampelographers in attendance?

pruned back vinespruned back vines

Meanwhile, back at the farm - bringing home the apple harvest near Tettnang, AllgäuMeanwhile, back at the farm - bringing home the apple harvest near Tettnang, Allgäu

Is it Pinot? Signed: The

Is it Pinot? Signed: The accidental ampelographer!


Maybe

It may be, Alex, for all I know. It wasn't so much a puzzle for someone to solve, but a real question.