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The pride of Austria, gruner veltliner, threatened?

Grüner veltliner is the great Austrian grape that has become for Austria what riesling is for Germany, malbec for Argentina and carmenère for Chile. Now, however, many growers are worried, among them Lenz Moser. The area planted with grüner veltliner has fallen in recent years, from 20 000 hectares to 13 500 hectares today. Instead, […]

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Vine growing in the spring, copyright BKWine Photography

Growing Gruner – part 3: I’m getting worried.

Continuing the story of growing a gruner veltliner vine from cuttings that I received at the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Vienna. I am starting to get a bit worried. Weather has been nice. We have not had any hail on the kitchen window sill (where the vine is standing). But is it growing? Will […]

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Gruner veltliner label, copyright BKWine Photography

Growing Gruner – part 2: tiny, tiny roots?

After about 5 days in water there is maybe, maybe the beginning of tiny roots on the gruner veltliner cuttings. I’ve had to change the water several times, to keep it fresh. Here’s how it looks right now: If you look closely you can see a little white spot on what looks like a bud. […]

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Growing Gruner – part 1: in water

This is not at all about ‘green’ vine growing. It’s about gruner veltliner, the star white grape variety of Austria. Last November I visited Austria for the European Wine Bloggers Conference (#EWBC). At one of the tastings we were given cuttings of gruner veltliner to take home (easier to carry than wine bottles!) with simple […]

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