Program of the PIWI Wine Tour to Frankonia
 24th – 27th of August 2017

10:30 am

  Meeting at the „Mainfrankensäle“ parking lot in Veitshöchheim
11 am

  Departure to the „PIWI Table Grape Day“ to Groß-Umstadt
 (snacks on the way)

1 pm - 4 pm

  „PIWI Table Grape Day“ in Groß-Umstadt including:

  • -  Guided tour through the vineyards (1 ha Engelhart Trellis system with Whailex Protectionnet System), organic production

  • -  Exhibition of the different varieties including a tasting with evalua*on

  • -  Table Grape Forum

4 pm - 9 pm

  Return journey via Klingenberg on the Main including:

  • -  Visitation of the steep slope terraced PIWI vineyards

  • -  Dinner including wine tasting


Friday, 25th August 2017:

9 am - 12:30 pm

  PIWI-International member’s meeting at the LWG Veitshöchheim (partner activity: visit of the rococo gardens)

1 pm

  Lunch at Veitshöchheim

2 – 6 pm

  Guided tour through the trial fields of the LWG:

  • -  Visit of the display gardens and the experimental wine cellar

  • -  PIWI and minimal pruning (Pinotin, Helios, Johanniter,

    Cabernet blanc, Souvignier gris, Muscaris)

  • -  PIWI innovations:

    Donauriesling, Pinot Nova, Calardis blanc, Wü 86-10-167, new

    varieties from Weinsberg, Freiburg and Geisenheim

  • -  New irrigation system with water storage tanks, crawler steep

    slope mechanising system (RMS)

From 6 pm

  Dinner with tasting of the LWG PIWI wines as well as the brought along wines (please bring 3 bogles per variety)

Saturday, 26th August 2017:

9 am – 10 pm

  Round trip by bus through the frankonian wine country
 (River Main loop and Steigerwald)

  • -  Visitation of PIWI site with minimal pruning, hanging cane
 and vine trellising

  • -  Frankonian wine culture:

    Vogelsburg, Maria in Weingarten, “Terroir F – Points”

  • -  Wine tastings

  • -  Lunch (including a wine tas*ng) at the organic winery

    Drescher, Sommerach

  • -  Gentle pruning of PIWI varieties

  • -  Frankonian PIWI tasting and dinner at Kirchschönbach Castle

Sunday, 27th August 2017:

9 am – 12 pm

  Guided tour through the Court Kitchen Gardens with historic table grape assortment at the Würzburg Residence

    Guided tour through the “Staatlicher Hojeller” at the Würzburg Residence – one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world.


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