As soon as the summer draws to a close and the days get shorter again, the season of the grape harvest begins. From this point on, the first grapes have the hoped-for maturity and are waiting for harvest.
Harvest at Lake Constance
The area around Lake Constance is considered one of the oldest wine-growing areas north of the Alps. The most common wines here are Müller-Thurgau (white vine), Blauer Burgunder (Pinot Noir) and Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris). In the Lake Constance region, the grape harvest of the winemakers traditionally begins approx. 100 days after the full bloom in spring. Due to environmental factors, such as solar radiation, the harvest begins here later than in the other German wine-growing regions. As the result, Lake Constance wines are also considered easily digestible and produce less alcohol.
A Look Behind the Scenes
The grape harvest period is perfectly suitable for holidays on Lake Constance. While autumn shows itself at its most beautiful, in various wine farms you can take a look behind the scenes and get to know the viticulture. Wine lovers have the opportunity to see a real harvest and also to participate in it if desired. A lot will be learned about the cultivation, its single steps and the wine itself. At the same time, active coöperation also offers a good opportunity to leave everyday life behind and „switch off” once. You will experience an instructive holiday day, which you can spend without the hustle and bustle and in harmony with the nature. But of course, the grape harvest also brings people together. In a convivial round you will meet other wine lovers and connoisseurs with whom you can exchange ideas and taste a sip of the good drop together.
Discover the Picturesque Landscape
In addition, a holiday in the region can be combined wonderfully with hikes through the picturesque vineyards. Under the pleasant autumn sun, visitors can enjoy a dreamlike scenery that invites you to discover the landscape. If you also would like to experience the grape harvest on Lake Constance and get to know the breathtaking surroundings of the vineyards, you will find the right accommodation in the Gästehaus Centro. Located in the heart of Constance’s Old Town, our hotel offers the perfect address to plan such excursions. Picture: Philipp Reschner