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grape harvesting

Devices for mechanical grape harvesting are available as trailed machines or, as shown in the picture on the left, as self-propelled machines. Using a vibrating shaker with up to 500 vibrations per minute, the Rows of vines vibrated and thereby the berries of the grapes shaken off. The shaken off crop is collected and fed into containers, the stem remains on the exaggerated, The cleaning of the grapes from Scroll, Stem remnants and shoot parts are carried out by blowers. A prerequisite for fully harvested machines is a stable one Wire frame education with appropriate height / width of the rows of vines as well as ripe and healthy grapes. For Trockenbeerenauslese the mechanical process is not suitable because the berries would burst open. in the viniculture However, hand-picking is still considered a quality feature, although numerous hidden tastings did not result in a statistically verifiable difference in quality. See also under vintage,

Grape harvesters in action and vine after harvest

Grape harvesting machine in steep slope

Grape harvesting machine: By Erhard Kührer, CC BY-SA 3.0 at , Link
after the harvest: By Erhard Kührer - Weinbauschule Krems, CC BY-SA 3.0 at , Link
Grape harvesting machine in steep slope: DWI (German Wine Institute)

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