The Wimmlet (Wine Harvest)at Jürg Obrecht Winery in Jenins, Switzerland

This year’s harvest is in full swing in the Bünder Herrschaft.

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Last year I had the fortune of photographing Jürg Obrecht and his team harvest and process the grapes.

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With urgency and passion, the activity was intense as the temperature in the evening was beginning to drop.

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Not a minute could be wasted in getting the grapes into the crushers and vats.

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The moment to harvest is decided with experience, gut and closely watching the weather.

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Jürg took over his father’s winery (Weinbau & Weinhandel) in 1997. Along with his young family he built a team of talented people to develop and create innovative and traditional wines.

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Added to the production of his own 17 acres of vineyards he buys the harvest from another 50 acres of vineyards in Jenins and Maienfeld.

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Surrounded by spectacular views of the Alps he produces excellent and award winning red and white wines.

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Jürg modernized his production with the newest techniques and equipment to generate top quality wines.

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Eighty percent of the grapes he grows are Pinot Noir, the rest are mainly Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling  and Sylvaner.

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I thank Jürg and his team for tolerating my camera and me and for the lovely glass of wine.

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It was hard to shoot and drink at the same time, but as always I found a way and completely enjoyed the experience.

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For more information of the Fünf Dörfer – The 5 villages along the Wine Route of Marienfeld Switzerland https://wordpress.com/post/turosdolci.wordpress.com/601

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~ by Patricia Turo on October 1, 2016.

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