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Friday, 1 October

SWR Television, 2.30 a.m

Farmer wanted!
For the Fuchs Winery

The Fuchs vineyard, which has been in the family for almost 400 years, is located in southern Rheinhessen. The 72-year-old winegrower Hans-Jakob Fuchs is already the 13th generation to run the business with his wife Hildegard. But at the moment it is unclear what will happen to their life's work, into which they have put a lot of sweat and heart and soul. Since their son is pursuing a different career, "Farmer Wanted!" is supposed to help the Fuchs couple find a successor. This is the only way to ensure the future of the family business, whose tradition dates back to 1626. Hildegard and Hans-Jakob Fuchs cultivate almost 32 hectares of vineyards in Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Rheinhessen. In the wine cellar, Hildegard and Hans-Jakob Fuchs and their employees produce 200,000 litres of wine annually. But the work is slowly getting too much for the old winemaker. Therefore, the couple is looking for successors for their life's work. Two applicants come forward one after the other: The first candidate is viticulture student Maximilian Kasper from the neighbouring village of Rüssingen. The 23-year-old is passionate about viticulture and has already gained a lot of practical experience - not only at German wineries, but also in America and Australia. On the day of the trial, Maximilian lends a hand. But is the young student up to the task of taking over a winery?