Tuesday, October 12, 2010


We biked back to Traben-Trarbach and on the way stopped to watch  grape harvesting on steep slopes.
We had noticed some installations with poles, supporting a cable going up the mountains. Now we found out why these were there, and how they were used.  A tractor is parked in front of the installation, and a winch on the tractor is connected to the cable. This is how the carriage that holds the wine buckets are raised and lowered, as it is impossible to manually carry the buckets up and down the steep slopes.

Here the winemaker and his wife,
and the next generation of wine makers

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