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Germany harvests ice wine

On November 18-19 weather was cold enough in Germany to harvest the famed ice wine, Eiswein. 1500 l Riesling and 1200 l Pinot Noir (!) were harvested in freezing weather in Baden. Rheingau, Nahe, and Franken also made some ice wine, as well as small quantities in Mosel. This years abundant German harvest made more […]

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Spain’s first ice wine!

Icewine is made by picking the grapes in the winter, when temperatures are below minus seven. It’s not exactly something that one connects with Spain (not least with ‘global warming’). Bodega Vidal Soblechero de la Seca in Valladolid, DO Rueda, is nevertheless the first Spanish winery to make an ice wine!

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