Beginning of the harvest

The 2017 harvest has started in Germany!
One week earlier than usual, wineries in Rheinhessen and Pfalz started to pick their grapes for Federweisser. The main harvest will then start with the picking of Müller-Thurgau in September. Ernst Büscher forecasts a lower thank average yield this year by about 10% due to frost in the spring and drought in the summer.