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Sunday, 1 July

arte, 1.15 p.m.

Germany's Dream Roads - The Wine Route

The sensual approach seems typical of the people of the region, who are said to have a particular penchant for pleasure. The German Wine Route runs for 85 kilometres from Bockenheim to the French border at Schweigen-Rechtenbach in the Palatinate. Exotic animals, balloonists, young people on longboards and traditional tobacco farmers show that there is much more to discover along this dream route between the Rhine plain and the Palatinate mountains than wine bliss. The region has been characterised by viticulture since Roman times. The remains of an almost 2,000-year-old vineyard near Bad Dürkheim are evidence of this history. Winemaker Markus Schneider is one who, despite all his love of his homeland, also breaks with tradition. He began his training as a winemaker at the age of 15. The programme is also available online until 24/09 on the ARTE internet portal.

Sunday, 1 July

Bavarian Television, 7.15 p.m.

Under our skies In the Kitzinger Land

Kitzingen, once the most important Franconian wine trading town, lies on the banks of the Main River in the Main Triangle within sight of the Steigerwald Forest. In the neighbouring village of Sulzfeld, the Luckert family of winegrowers has been running the winery in the Zehnthof for many generations.

Sunday, 1 July

Bavarian Television, 8.15 p.m.

Off to the State Garden Show in Würzburg 2018

The city of Würzburg, highlights of the horticultural show, Franconian wines and medicinal plants are the topics of the programme.

Monday, 2 July

ORF 2, 9.30 a.m.

Eingeschenkt - Wine Country Austria - Weinviertel - Where the "Pfefferl" grows

Monday, 2 July

arte, 6.35 p.m.

Feasting with Gérard Depardieu - Northern Italy

In the border triangle of Piedmont, the sight of the steeply sloping hillsides with the Barolo vines seems quintessentially Italian. Barolo wine must mature for at least three years. It is made from a unique grape variety called Nebbiolo. Its creator, winemaker Cesare Benvenuto, runs a family estate. Here, too, it is evident that quality is often based on knowledge and skills that have been preserved over generations. The programme is also available online from 02/07 to 01/08 on ARTE's internet portal.

Tuesday, 3 July

NDR Television, 3.15 p.m.

Northern Spain in seven hours - Barcelona: the rabbi and his winegrower

The Mediterranean metropolis of Barcelona is developing rapidly. In the midst of a cultural, international melting pot, the film team meets vintner Jabier Marquinez. His winery is located in the Spanish province of La Rioja. Together with Jabier, the team discovers a piece of old Barcelona, the Jewish quarter on the Ramblas. Here he meets special customers. For the Jewish community, Jabier produces kosher wine. A speciality that enjoys the highest recognition among international wine connoisseurs. Thanks to strict religious regulations and supervision, he produces what is probably the purest organic wine in the world. The current vintage is personally inspected by the rabbi. Rioja: where the Tinto gets its soul breathed into it Haro, the wine capital of Rioja, lies on a picturesque hill surrounded by bodegas. They are located around the railway station, because the train line from Barcelona to Bilbao was once the sales route for the wines from here. Today that is done by truck. But the train brings the seasonal workers for the harvest, tourists and the winemaker Jabier Marquinez back from Barcelona. He has finally arrived after a long drive through half of north-eastern Spain. By jeep, he heads up into the mountains of the Rioja Alta, the high Rioja. Around the Castillo de Sajazarra lies the Bodega Sajazarra. Here Jabier produces noble and partly kosher wines with a passion that almost borders on obsession. Wine is his life. Ever since he watched the American series "Falcon Crest" as a little boy, he dreamed of the life he leads now.

Wednesday, 4 July

ZDFinfo, 3.45 p.m.

Terra Xpress XXL - Trouble in the countryside

Thieves harvest an entire vineyard overnight. Estimated loss: 15,000 euros. Professional gangs are also on the loose in orchards. Farmers and police hunt down the culprits.

Thursday, 5 July

SWR Television, 8.15 p.m.

On the Nahewein Road - People and Traces along a Holiday Road

The Nahewein Road was launched in 1971. The basic idea of promoting tourism may no longer be current. But it is worth following its course. The Nahe region has surprising things to offer for those who like to explore.

Friday, 6 July

SWR Television, 6.15 p.m.

Against the Current - The Rheingau between Tradition and Rock 'n' Roll

An architect who has the blueprint of the famous Eberbach Monastery tattooed on his body. An affineur who refines cheese matured in ancient wine cellars with chocolate or liquorice and markets it as "fucking good cheese". Or a couple of guys, some of whom are getting on in years, who drop everything when the wind is right, pack their surfboards and search for the perfect wave on the busy Rhine. The Rheingauers are wilder and more unconventional than one would think possible in a region that stands for tradition and great history and, with its Rhine romance and wine bliss, continues to attract crowds of visitors from all over the world. The "home game" of musician Gisbert zu Knyphausen started small in his parents' vineyard in Eltville-Erbach. The premiere took place in front of relatives and old friends on pallets in the bottling hall. In the meantime, it has become a three-day festival with many well-known bands and music fans from all over Germany. Between vines and the almost thousand-year-old family estate. Tradition and rock'n'roll - in the Rheingau this is no contradiction.

Saturday, 7 July

ZDFinfo, 7.30 a.m.

ZDFzeit - Where is the best place to live?

Winegrower Hildegard Stigler leads the kind of life many people imagine. She regularly stands in her vineyards, prunes the vines and enjoys the landscape. Afterwards, she sits with the whole family at "Vesper", the evening meal. With a glass of wine from her own vineyard, of course. "It's a cosy life here," she says, "it lets us grow old. We don't have any stress." In fact, women in the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald region have the highest life expectancy in Germany.

Saturday, 7 July

hr-fernsehen, 12.30 p.m.

The Vintner King (3) 39-part television series, Germany/Austria 2006 - 2010 A new will

Thomas is planning a fundamental renovation of the entire vineyard. Georg Plattner, meanwhile, is desperately trying to find new grapes for his processing. Thomas' mother Hermine Stickler, who is slowly learning to stand on her own two feet after her husband's death, also wants to renovate: Her inn is in desperate need of renewal. Thomas takes out a loan to modernise his winery. He is supported in his plans and introduced to the secrets of winegrowing by Claudia Plattner, his former lover and cellar master of the Schnell-Hof.

Saturday, 7 July

3sat, 2.10 a.m.

(in the night from Saturday to Sunday) Forests, Wine and Well-Being - The Palatinate

The Palatinate is also known as the "Tuscany of Germany" because of its mild climate, which allows wine, almonds and figs to flourish. A discovery tour between Kusel, Speyer and the French border.

Sunday, 8 July

hr-fernsehen, 4.30 p.m.

Feasting on the Main - between Seligenstadt and Mainz

In 1845 Queen Victoria herself came to Hochheim for a wine tasting. A short time later, a vineyard there was named after her - the winegrower still supplies the British royal family today.

Sunday, 8 July

hr-fernsehen, 6.00 p.m.

Experience Hessen: Rheingau wine on new paths

The Rheingau and its wine have often been sung about - and filmed almost as often. But despite all the idylls and clichés: time has not stood still in this region either. Even in the beautiful Rheingau, residents - and especially the winegrowers - have to face new challenges. These include dealing with the clearly noticeable "climate change" as well as the search for modern forms of production and marketing. And of course, the Rheingau and its wine have also become a bit "multicultural" and globalised. The film observes how the wine develops in 2017 right up to the pressing and accompanies the protagonists in their work.

Sunday, 8 July

3sat, 7.40 pm

Treasures of the World - Heritage of Mankind - Bordeaux, France

The history of the city is closely linked to the success story of wine. Influential wine merchants have helped the port on the Garonne to prosperity, which to this day makes the name "Bordeaux" a seal of quality.

Monday, 9 July

3sat, 2.25 p.m.

Porto, that's where I want to go!

Old trams, spectacular views, morbid charm and lots of wine - that's Porto. Of course, Porto is famous for its port wine. But it actually comes from Vila Nova de Gaia, the town across the river. That's where the port houses have their huge warehouses and tasting rooms. Simin Sadeghi traces the secrets of port wine there and tries her hand at blending different wines in a winemaker's laboratory.

Tuesday, 10 July

arte, 5.20 p.m.

Like Land, Like Man - France - The Lot Valley

In the Middle Ages, the main concern was to secure trade routes for the transport of wheat, flour, cattle and wine. At that time, most of the inhabitants of Cahors still owned their own vineyards. Some of the wine was brought to Bordeaux on ships. In the meantime, the vineyards on the slopes of the Lot valley and on the limestone hillsides are being cultivated again and the shipping tradition is being revived after it was severely diminished by the railway in the 19th century. The programme is also available online from 10/07 to 18/07 on ARTE's internet portal.

Wednesday, 11 July

hr-fernsehen, 11.25 p.m.

Heiter bis tödlich - Akte Ex Television series, Germany 2012 Murder in the vineyard

The enraged vintner Martin Schörger storms into the police station and accuses Kristina Katzer's mother Elli of murder. A short time later, the inspector and her colleague Lukas Hundt are standing in front of Schörger's "murdered" vineyard. All the vines have been cut down. According to Schörger, Elli, also a vintner, wanted to harm him as a competitor.

Thursday, 12 July

arte, 5.10 p.m.

Like Land, Like Man - Italy - Castelli Romani

Since the 19th century, countless travellers have been drawn to the Castelli Romani, including famous personalities such as Goethe, Lord Byron and George Sand. The wine-growing area, where the famous Frascati comes from, has hardly changed and still preserves the region from urban sprawl. The programme is also available online from 12/07 to 20/07 on ARTE's internet portal.

Thursday, 12 July

hr-fernsehen, 8.15 p.m.

Alles Wissen. Das Wissensmagazin - Dreaded pest - Cherry vinegar fly threatens the fruit harvest

The cherry vinegar fly is only three millimetres in size, but it destroys entire harvests, whether cherries, raspberries or grapes. Fruit growers fear for their livelihoods, because so far there is no effective insecticide against the cherry vinegar fly. Originally introduced from Asia, it lays its eggs in the already ripe fruit, which rots within a few days - and the pests continue to spread: The cherry vinegar fly can reproduce up to 15 times per season. Researchers are now trying to counter the danger with new, ingenious methods. Can they succeed?

Thursday, 12 July

SWR Television (RP), 8.15 p.m.

On the German Wine Route - People and Traces along a Holiday Route

Many people along the Wine Route make their living from winegrowing. Gerhard Hoffmann, for example, one of the first organic winegrowers in Rhineland-Palatinate. Although an active member of the CDU and an avowed Catholic, he was attacked as a "green bomber" in the early years. Even many of the legal regulations of organic farming are not strict enough for him today. He would rather forego crop yields for reasons of conscience than make the smallest compromises on organic issues.

Friday, 13 July

rbb Television, 1.15 p.m.

South Tyrol - Around Lake Kaltern

Wine has made the area around Lake Kaltern wealthy. The film introduces a winegrower who demonstrates an innovative spirit.

Friday, 13 July

3sat, 1.25 p.m.

Rhine, Wine and Hard Work - Everyday Life on Germany's Longest River

It is "our" longest river: the Rhine flows over 800 kilometres through Germany. Vineyards and castles make it a tourist attraction, but it is also an important trade route. On the banks of the Rhine, in the steep slopes above Rüdesheim, is the "Berg Roseneck" vineyard. At an altitude of 220 metres, the harvest of the Riesling grapes has begun. Everything is done by hand. Right at the front: winery owner Therese Breuer. The work in the vineyard with a slope of 60 degrees is a real back-breaking job. Nevertheless, the young winemaker likes to lend a hand: "I want to have my hands on it, because in the end it's my name that's on the bottle." Therese has been running the winery since 2004, when her father died unexpectedly: "I had just graduated from high school, but still had zero knowledge and ideas." Now she guides her seasonal workers. All the vines are carefully "harvested" and the grapes are sorted out. That's why no one here is paid by the kilogram or speed, Therese explains. All workers receive the agricultural minimum wage.

Friday, 13 July

3sat, 4.05 pm

The Moselle (1/3) - From the source to Metz

The Moselle rises as a small mountain stream in the Vosges mountains, grows on its way to the Lorraine valley and winds its way through some of the most beautiful vineyards in Central Europe.

Friday, 13 July

3sat, 4.50 p.m.

The Moselle (2/3) - Three countries, one river

Favoured by the exceptionally mild climate, Moselle Rieslings are now considered by connoisseurs to be among the best wines in the world. In Luxembourg, the Moselle shows its delightful and exotic side: a visit to a vineyard is on the agenda.

Friday, 13 July

3sat, 5.30 pm

The Moselle(3/3) - From Trier to Koblenz

The Moselle, which is less straightened than any other German river, meanders in loops through classic landscapes of longing. From Trier to the former Art Nouveau Mecca of Traben-Trarbach and from there to the best young winegrowers in their field.

Friday, 13 July

SWR Television, 6.15 p.m.

Takea drive - In Swabian Tuscany - Beautiful to the bone

It is easy to cycle from Brackenheim to Bietigheim-Bissingen. The route, which is part of the German Half-Timbered Houses Route, is lined with beautiful villages. Theodor Heuss, the first German president, was born in the wine village of Brackenheim. Heuss wrote his doctoral thesis on the winegrowers of Heilbronn. In it is his memorable sentence: "Whoever drinks wine sins. He who drinks wine prays. So let us pray." Wherever you look and listen in this lovely landscape, there are stories everywhere. Among them is the bizarre one of a woman who is said to have given birth to 53 children. Bönnigheim is a village with a large number of museums. The castle houses one of the world's largest private collections of art. Besigheim is called the most beautiful wine village in the world by the Saxons. Bietigheim-Bissingen can be called rich with a clear conscience. On top of that, men hang on the ropes in the rock gardens. In addition, people here know how to illegally distil schnapps.

The romantic wine village of Besigheim an der Enz

SWR/Renate Visintin

Saturday, 14 July

hr-fernsehen, 12.35 p.m.

Der Winzerkönig (4) 39-part television series, Germany/Austria 2006 - 2010 New intrigues

At last the renovation work on Thomas' vineyard can begin: The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new, modern cellar takes place. But Georg Plattner is not defeated yet and spins new intrigues against Thomas.

Saturday, 14 July

MDR Television, 1.15 p.m.

Romantic Rivers in the Heart of Europe - The Saar

The canalisation of the Saar in the 19th and 20th centuries has changed the landscape, and some of the deepest locks in Germany can now be found in its lower reaches. This is also the home of winemaker Christian Ebert. Industrial use and ecological viticulture may seem like a contradiction in many places, but not so on the Saar. Even steep slope expert Ebert has nothing against the cargo ships chugging along in front of his vineyards, on the contrary: the development into a major shipping route ensures an evenly wide expanse of water. This moderates the temperatures in winter. Less susceptible to frost and with a more pleasant acidity of their wines, the canalisation of the Saar has been a blessing for the winegrowers here.

Saturday, 14 July

ARD-alpha, 6.30 p.m.

Gernstl's culinary investigations: Veneto

On the cemetery island of San Michele, wine lovers preserve the vines of a former monastery garden and the last historic wine cellar in Venice.

Sunday, 15 July

hr-fernsehen, 6.15 a.m.

Pfalzgeschichten (1) - Four-part series by Harold Woetzel and Tilman Büttner - The Wine Nobility of Deidesheim

The Palatinate and wine - inseparably connected and yet not everything. The history and culture of a region full of contrasts and similarities are told in the four episodes of the documentary series "Pfalzgeschichten". From the lovely Southern Palatinate, the more austere Western Palatinate, the industrial zone near the Rhine to the largest contiguous forest area in Germany, the Palatinate Forest: the Palatinate unites very different regions. Rhine, forest, wine - but also stone witnesses of a past in which the Palatinate was a centre of ecclesiastical and secular power shape its image.

Sunday, 15 July

hr-fernsehen, 7.00 a.m.

Pfalzgeschichten (2) - Four-part series by Harold Woetzel and Tilman Büttner

Vineyards, almond blossom, figs and peaches - the Palatinate is known as the "Tuscany of Germany".

Sunday, 15 July

SWR Television (RP), 6.05 p.m.

Hierzuland - The Gaustraße in Bodenheim

Many old houses and farms characterise the townscape of Bodenheim. Half-timbered beams and grapevines are characteristic of this picturesque wine village. Some of the oldest buildings in Bodenheim can be found in Gaustraße. The Bassenheim estate at Gaustraße 17, for example, was built in 1616. The village is located in the very east of the country on the border with Hesse on the Rhine. Almost 7,500 inhabitants live in Bodenheim. The Catholic parish church of St. Alban towers above the community and is always easy to see. One of Bodenheim's best-known industries is viticulture. In over 40 wineries and a number of Straußwirtschaften (wine taverns) you can experience the typical Rhine-Hessian wine culture. The Kern winery is busy with a new building of a completely different calibre. An "event location" with lots of glass for a beautiful view of the Rhine-Hessian vineyards and space for over 200 guests is being built at the end of Gaustraße. The vinotheque is to be open daily for customers. A new vinotheque is not the only change planned by the current boss of the Acker winery. Since handing over the business from father to son about 15 years ago, he has already implemented several innovations. With great success: Last year, the Acker Winery was awarded the great State Prize of Honour.

Monday, 16 July

arte, 6.35 p.m.

The Balkan Express - Macedonia

Macedonia is a country of contrasts. The journey of discovery includes a visit to an Orthodox monk who lives all alone in an old monastery complex. In addition, we will visit a modern winery that markets historic wines in a new way with a lot of commitment and public relations work. Traditional grape varieties, which were already drunk here in the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, are to be made popular again. Thus, past and future are close together in Macedonia.

Tuesday, 17 July

arte, 8.35 a.m.

The Wine Route

The sensual approach seems to be typical for the people of the region, who are said to have a special soft spot for pleasure. The German Wine Route runs for 85 kilometres from Bockenheim to the French border at Schweigen-Rechtenbach in the Palatinate. Exotic animals, balloonists, young people on longboards and traditional tobacco farmers show that there is much more to discover along this dream route between the Rhine plain and the Palatinate mountains than wine bliss. The region has been characterised by viticulture since Roman times. The remains of an almost 2,000-year-old vineyard near Bad Dürkheim are evidence of this history. Winemaker Markus Schneider is one who, despite all his love of his homeland, also breaks with tradition. He began his training as a winemaker at the age of 15. The programme is also available online until 24/09 on the ARTE internet portal.

Almost every third bottle of German wine bought in Germany comes from the Palatinate.

ECO Media/Franziska Boeing

Tuesday, 17 July

Bavarian Television, 11.55 a.m.

Spain's Gold Coast - A Journey from Tarragona to Barcelona

Even the Romans appreciated this part of the Spanish coast and especially the mild climate. Film author Juliane Hipp travels to Tarragona's hinterland, to the wine region of El Priorat. Not far away is the wine-growing region of Penedès, known for its famous Catalan sparkling wine Cavas.

Wednesday, 18 July

arte, 13.00

Stadt Land Kunst - The Douro Valley - Where the Port Wine Flows

A few hundred kilometres east of the port city Porto offer spectacular views of the man-made vineyards of the Douro Valley. This is where the grapes from which the famous port wine is made grow. It owes its aroma to the barren soils - and to the people who extract the good drop from them.

Thursday, 19 July

arte, 6.15 a.m.

Neuland - The Mountain on the Border

Andreas Korn goes in search of places where people have conquered a piece of Europe with creative ideas and thus opened up a piece of "new territory". So they still exist, the places and living spaces where young people can realise ideas and dreams. For decades, the Pfneisl family of winegrowers could only see the former vineyards of their ancestors in Hungary. Until the Iron Curtain fell, they could only grow wine in Austria. Today the family owns vineyards on both sides of the border. Andreas Korn visits the winegrowing dynasty in the midst of busy harvesting operations.

Friday, 20 July

SWR Television, 7.30 a.m.

Planet Schule - From Maple to Onion: The Grapevine

Even the ancient Egyptians cultivated vines. To this day, wine is literally "on everyone's lips". But the plant itself is hardly known as a rule. Hardly anyone knows, for example, what the flower of the vine looks like. A plant portrait.

Friday, 20 July

WDR Television, 8.15 p.m.

The Eifel is alive!

The Eifel is famous for its red wine, which grows spectacularly on steep slopes here.

Saturday, 21 July

3sat, 6.20 a.m.

Etna - Hell's Mouth in the Mediterranean Sea

Winegrower Chiara Vigo remembers how, as a child, she had to witness an eruption in the north near Randazzo that destroyed almost all of her family's vineyards: a catastrophe, because even today there is no insurance against it on Etna. She will never forget that the lava flow left a remnant of their belongings and "miraculously" suddenly changed direction, as Chiara recounts in the film. Together with her husband Gianluca, she now grows the "Nerello Mascalese" here, the typical red grape variety of the few, about 130 winegrowers on Etna. She appreciates that the volcano not only takes but also gives. The fertile and mineral-rich volcanic soil makes it possible to grow wine, olives, pistachios and many other things that make up Sicilian cuisine.

Saturday, 21 July

hr-fernsehen, 12.30 p.m.

The Vintner King (5) 39-part television series, Germany/ Austria 2006 - 2010 Shocking truth

With master builder Schmalvogel's help, Georg Thomas' new wine cellar successfully falls behind schedule.

Sunday, 22 July

NDR Television, 6.45 a.m.

Treasures of the World - The Wine Terraces of Lavaux - Spoiled by Three Suns

The wine-growing region of Lavaux between Lausanne and Vevey is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in Switzerland. The mighty rock faces of the Savoy and Vaud Alps protect it from cold winds, and Lac Léman, Lake Geneva, which is over 300 metres deep, also provides a mild climate. Good conditions for viticulture in an alpine region. As early as 100 AD, the Romans planted vines on the steep shore slopes. In the Middle Ages, Cistercian monks began to plant terraces in the shape of steps, fortified with masonry, thus increasing the quality and yield of the vines. It is said that three suns pamper the vines of Lavaux. The direct sunlight, the heat reflected from the lake surface and the heat stored in the stone terraces. Over the centuries, winegrowers have covered the south-facing slopes with terraces as high as the forest. In between, like nests, picturesque winegrowers' villages, their houses crowded into the smallest of spaces. Every square metre is used to grow wine. Despite the use of modern techniques, viticulture in the Lavaux is still extremely laborious today due to the steep slopes. To facilitate cultivation, dizzying monorails have been built to transport people and materials up to the upper terraces. The steepest slopes are those of Dézaley, which were formed by the Rhone glacier. The clay and chalky soil gives the wines, especially the Chasselas, the Gutedel, their typical taste. The Lavaux: mountains, lake, vineyards and settlements form a unique cultural landscape that was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007.

Sunday, 22 July

hr-fernsehen, 6.55 a.m.

Pfalzgeschichten (4) - The Rebel and the Wine Miracle

Four-part series by Harold Woetzel and Tilman Büttner The soul of the Palatinate is reflected in the wine, which means just about everything in this region next to the Palatinate Forest. The soil, the vine, the juice - everything that has to do with wine is therefore sacred to the people of the Palatinate. For Friedrich Becker, making good wine is a calling, a destiny. He wants to make a wine that suits him, that has his unmistakable character, his profile, his note. To do this, he has chosen the greatest possible role model: the "Domaine de la Romanée-Conti" from Burgundy. Fritz Becker from Schweigen is the top dog in his field - which does not prevent him from joining forces with others to form the group "5 Winemakers - 5 Friends" and letting his son, Fritz Junior, do more and more. Becker Senior is an old hand, a typical Palatine, who says what is necessary in just a few words as he walks through his vineyards with his Panama hat and cigar. Vineyards, almond blossom, figs and peaches - the Palatinate is considered the "Tuscany of Germany". It is hard to imagine that for centuries life for the people in this "blessed landscape" was mainly characterised by wars and hardship, that they had to start all over again and again, and that many Palatines saw no other way out than to leave their homeland.

Monday, 23 July

arte, 5.10 p.m.

Like Land, Like Man - Spain - Ribeira Sacra

Raphaël Hitier roams the Ribeira Sacra today: The Spanish wine-growing area is located in the north-western region of Galicia near the Portuguese border. The "sacred shore land", as Ribeira Sacra is translated, runs along the river Sil, which has made its way through an imposing canyon. For centuries, people in search of spiritual fulfilment have settled in this secluded region. In the Middle Ages, religious communities were given fertile farmland by the king, which gave them economic power. The Sil river valley has not lost its charm to this day, and wine is still grown here on the steep rocky slopes. The Romans brought the relevant knowledge to the region in the first century AD; later it was passed on to subsequent generations by the monks. The programme is also available online from 23/07 to 31/07 on the ARTE internet portal.

The Spanish wine-growing region Ribeira Sacra is located in the north-western region of Galicia near the Portuguese border.

System TV

Tuesday, 24 July

Bavarian Television, 11.10 a.m.

South Tyrol - Around Lake Kaltern

Nowhere is South Tyrol, Italy's northernmost province, more Mediterranean than around Lake Kaltern. It is surrounded by a large wine-growing area. Wine has made the area prosperous.

Tuesday, 24 July

ZDF, 10.45 p.m.

Around the world at 80

It's never too late to make dreams come true and dare a great adventure: Under the title "Around the World at 80", six elderly people take the trip of a lifetime. They discover distant countries and visit foreign cultures. In each episode, a personal dream comes true for one of them. ZDF presenter Steven Gätjen accompanies the unusual travel group on their emotional adventure trip around the globe. The journey starts in South Africa. Here, a long-cherished wish of senior Christina's heart comes true. The 77-year-old was born in the Black Forest, where her parents had a farm with vineyards in the post-war years. As a small child, helping to harvest the grapes was the highlight of the year for her. Travel companion Steven Gätjen surprises the Cologne resident with an excursion to the picturesque vineyards of South Africa and thus fulfils her wish - a trip back to her childhood.

Wednesday, 25 July

Swiss Television SRF 1, 8.05 p.m.

We are Switzerland - Valentina Andrej produces first-class organic wine in Valais

In the second episode of the series "We are Switzerland", "DOK" follows four people who live in different regions of Switzerland and have very different jobs: Chimney sweep Kurt Fischer, organic wine producer Valentina Andrej, ship captain Alex Beauval and Beryl Jost, who looks after children in Zurich's multi-cultural quarter. The 35-year-old Romanian came to Switzerland as an au pair when she was twenty to learn French. She immediately fell in love with Valais and decided to train as a winemaker. After further training as a wine merchant, she worked for wine icon Marie-Thérèse Chappaz and concentrated on biodynamic cultivation. For six years now, she has been running her own vineyards ob Fully, Martigny and her own wine cellar in Saillon. She produces only about 20 000 bottles a year, but sells to the most renowned restaurants in Switzerland and France. She has just created a new wine together with the well-known Ticino winemaker Sacha Pelossi for the rock band Gotthard. The band members will be able to taste it for the first time at a concert in Lausanne. They were brought together by their friend Nicolas Wüst, a wine lover and a jack of all trades. Valentina and he have been a couple for a year.

Thursday, 26 July

3sat, 11.45 a.m.

Aufgetischt - In the Seewinkel

With its marshes, salt marshes and impressive biodiversity, Burgenland's Lake District on the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl is unique in Austria. As an internationally recognised wine-growing area and a unique bird nature reserve, the Heideboden and Hanság areas are tourist attractions. Many people are rethinking. It's not uncommon to meet new starters, through starters and late starters. Judith Beck, for example, reorganised her winery according to biodynamic guidelines. Since then, the winery has been geared towards maximum quality and not maximum profit. Instead of profit orientation in the old profession of cellar master, Michael Andert now grows vegetables. As a gourmet, teacher, cook and "micro-vintner", together with his brother, he knows exactly what is best for the soil and thus also for himself.

Friday, 27 July

3sat, 2.30 p.m.

In the Shadow of the Volcanoes - Etna - Living with Lava

Mount Etna is Europe's largest non-submerged volcano. It rises 3000 metres out of the sea and is the most famous landmark of the Sicilian east coast. The slopes of Mount Etna are among the most fertile in all of Italy, thanks to constant ash rains. That is why the inhabitants of Catania also accept the danger and grow the best oranges and excellent wine there. "A volcano that smokes does not explode," they say. Experts, on the other hand, warn of toxic gases that are constantly being produced. The constant measurements are associated with some dangers.

Saturday, 28 July

hr-television, 12.25 p.m.

The Vintner King (6) 39-part television series, Germany/Austria 2006 - 2010 A world collapses

Saturday, 28 July

ZDFneo, 2.50 p.m.

Terra X - The History of Food

For many centuries, wine was an indispensable part of a refined table. At Eberbach Monastery in the Rheingau, Christian Rach learns what it meant to harvest the grapes by hand and press them in wooden presses. An effort that was gladly accepted. In the past, the consumption of wine and beer was higher than today due to the often poor quality of the water.

Sunday, 29 July

NDR Television, 3.30 p.m.

Carlo and Wigald at the spa - Today in Malente - Presented by Carlo von Tiedemann and Wigald Boning

At the end of the day, Carlo and Wigald have more than earned a culinary finale: at a winery in Schleswig-Holstein. It sounds a bit crazy, but it is. Because on the Ingenhof vineyard, wine has been grown on a south-facing slope with a 35-degree incline since 2009. And that's exactly why Carlo and Wigald are taking a little detour there. There is no question that, in addition to a delicious evening meal with regional delicacies, a tasting of the estate's own wines will be celebrated.

Carlo and Wigald with Melanie Engel at the Ingenhof winery


Monday, 30 July

arte, 5.10 p.m.

Like the land, like the man - Ardèche Available online from 30/07 to 06/08

The department of Ardèche is located in the south-east of France in the Rhône-Alpes region and was named after the river Ardèche. Vine growers cultivate their vines on steep rocky slopes and narrow terraced areas, and the silkworms famous for the region were bred in numerous villages. Today, efforts are being made to preserve the charming rocky landscapes of the Ardèche with their unique ecosystems from the excesses of mass tourism.

Monday, 30 July

arte, 6.35 p.m.

Northern Alsace - Newly Discovered First broadcast - available online from 30/07 to 06/08

The dialect is often still alive in the villages, for example in Seebach, one of the most beautiful half-timbered villages in Northern Alsace. There, the film team visits a German-French winemaker couple who produce organic wine and crémant; they say Alsatian rosé crémant is on the rise.

Crémant production in Northern Alsace

SWR/sehmannsklub filmproduktion

Tuesday, 31 July

arte, 6.35 p.m.

Southern Alsace - Newly Discovered First broadcast - available online from 31/07 to 07/08

On the Alsace Wine Route, a pair of winegrowers have opted for sustainable architecture when building their farm and at the same time converted the operation to biodynamic cultivation.


Wader Winery - The Family Secret

On 6 June 2018, the first take was made in Hambach an der Weinstraße for the second film in the new "Endlich Freitag im Ersten" series "Weingut Wader" starring Henriette Richter-Röhl as Palatinate organic winegrower Anne Wader. Anne uncovers an old family secret and has to realise that a momentous misstep from the past shakes the entire family to its foundations... The ARD filming is expected to last until 6 July 2018.

From left to right: Caroline Hartig (Tori Wader), Leslie Malton (Käthe Wader), director Tomy Wigand and Henriette Richter-Röhl (Anne Wader).

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