Luckily the sun came out after many morning showers.The weather changed just on time for the wine queen’s special occasion.
In a beautiful decorated car, we drove through the village, accompanied by the local vice mayor, local mayor, different associations from Puenderich, locals and many guests who travelled from near and far especially to celebrate with us.
After reaching the festival marquee, the former queen Maria passed on her crown, crowning the new wine queen Christina and her princesses Julia and Emma.
Our 2 year term has started and I’m proud and excited of what lies ahead. After a remarkable festival, we have our first fun and experience which shall grow with time. Under the Vines of the Marienburg,
I, Emma Burger am to be crowned Wine Princess in Pünderich on Saturday the 20th of August at our village Festival weekend. I would be delighted If visitors stop by, take part and enjoy a glas of wine with me.
From the 19th-21st we have an exciting Programm organised for the wine festival, on Sunday we have our Tombola evening with great prices to be won followed by music and dance. I look forward to a most pleasurable weekend with great weather and a lot of fun.
Luckily enough not all of our work is controlled by machines. This way we work closer to nature and discover for example, a bird’s nest. A mid the wine fields between blossoming grapes, with an amazing amount of 6 eggs in it.
So a quick snap shot and carry on with work in the hope that we didn’t disturb and that all 6 birds shall soon hatch.
Just after a 20 minute period of heavy rain we knew the situation was to be taken very seriously, we knew too to expect water in our wine cellar.
Luckily we found only a shallow level of rain water in our cellar and were able to clean it out pretty fast, leaving us time to help, the fire brigade and our neighbours. The village main road was pretty flooded as were many cellars.
Unfortunately the damage that had been left behind from the storm was composed to see by monday 30.05.2016. Damage through nature. By the afternoon we were surrounded by more rain and storm, again the fire brigade had to take action. A great amount of water is still streaming from the forest, the
Despite very warm and dry summer conditions the vines are growing enorm. This means that the vine tips must be cut down to a certain level.
As seen this happens with the use of the trimming machine, which also can be used in some of our steep fields. Although some of our fields can only be trimmed by hand. Depending on the growth, the vines must be trimmed a few times in the summer…
In July the rest of the wine has been bottled emptying the barrels, making room for the new wines this harvest. The wines from 2014 have matured to a very good quality despite the year being extremely turbulent.