Bavarian Television, 2.30 p.m.
Thomas Stickler has settled in well in Rust and is happily involved with his childhood sweetheart, cellar master Claudia Plattner. At the beginning of his second season as a winemaker, however, Thomas experiences a bitter setback. Severe frost has caused enormous damage. When the powerful winegrowers' cooperative under the leadership of mayor and grand vintner Georg Plattner, Thomas' brother-in-law and arch-enemy, also pushes wine prices into the cellar, Thomas Stickler's calculation does not work out. He is faced with a mountain of debt. Thomas' sister Andrea, meanwhile, no longer sees a chance for her marriage to Georg Plattner. There are also difficulties in Thomas' private life: His daughter Anna wants to spend more time with her new boyfriend Fabian, who as a cook brings a breath of fresh air into the kitchen of her grandmother Hermine Stickler's inn. Therefore, she prefers to help out in the business rather than prepare for her Abitur.