The owner was in contact with the pickers via walky-talky. In between dumping the wine buckets he had time, and was quite willing to talk and give us information about the in's and out's about vineyards, and grape growing in general. We learned for instance that grape vines start producing a full harvest when they are 3 to 4 years old. They will last for 50 to 60 years. The best vineyards are on steep slopes facing south.
This young wine farmer had just bought the 5 hectare vineyard 5 years ago, and was quite happy with the return on his investment.
Vineyards in this area are worth about 2.50 Euro per square meter.
When we arrived they had just finished lunch, and we noticed they were not drinking coffee, tea, juice, or milk, but the best wine of last years harvest.
There were some bottles left over and we were able to buy them from the farmer right in the vineyard.