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Friday, 1 November

3sat, 4.30 pm

The Reblaus Express - A Journey from the Wine Quarter to the Waldviertel

The Reblaus Express winds its way uphill through the vineyards of Retz - it travels leisurely from the Weinviertel to the Waldviertel. An old route, actually long since disused. Vines, fields and forests alternate, a paradise for cyclists. And they like to use the Reblaus Express, which is run by an association. At weekends, the railway experiences a renaissance, just like the Waldviertel narrow-gauge railway, which attracts guests with steam trains.

Friday, 1 November

SWR Television (RP), 6.15 p.m.

Shell in the sea of vines
On the Rhinehesse Jacobs Trail

Rheinhessen, the land of 1,000 hills, of Weck, Worscht and Woi as well as endless expanses - that's how everyone knows the region, which is bordered by the Rhine in the north and east. The Rheinhessen Way of St. James runs through the middle of the rolling hills. The pilgrimage and hiking trail begins in Bingen at Klopp Castle and ends spectacularly at Worms Cathedral after 73 kilometres. Between the start and end points of the trail, there are vines as far as the eye can see. It goes through picturesque villages, through vineyards and along beet fields, past wind turbines and even through a beech forest - a middle sensation in Rheinhessen.

Friday, 1 November

SWR Television (BW), 6.30 p.m.

Autumnal leftover cuisine - Nix verfaula lassa

In the programme "Herbstliche Restlesküche - Nix verfaula lassa!", the friendly Schäffer family of winegrowers from Lauffen am Necker shows how grapes are processed into wine, jam and pomace schnapps without leaving any residue.

from left to right: Jonas Schäffer, Andrea Schäffer, Lydia Schäffer, Johannes Schäffer

SWR/Kumaran Herold

Friday, 1 November

3sat, 8.15 p.m.

Glacier Express - From St. Moritz to the Matterhorn

In the afternoon, the Glacier Express leaves the Rhone town of Brig. The Valais, Switzerland's sunniest region, shows its most beautiful side here. Before Stalden, the steepest section of the Glacier Express begins at 125 per mille. A little less per mille is served here in slanted glasses on the train - Heidawein. The wine glasses are slanted so that they stand straight on the table during the steep mountain journey. The wine, by the way, comes from the area.

Saturday, 2 November

WDR Television, 12.45 p.m.

Of all things - wine

People in Germany spend around 34 billion euros a year on wine. On average, a bottle costs just 2.50 euros. You can't get a wine directly from the vintner for that, here you can hardly find a bottle for less than 7 euros. How do these price differences come about? Is cheap also good? WDR reporter Daniel Aßmann wants to find out in the Moselle and Ahr.

WDR reporter Daniel Aßmann at the grape harvest on the Moselle.

WDR/Bavaria Entertainment GmbH/Daniel Faigle

Saturday, 2 November

3sat, 3 .30 p.m.

The Coast of Galicia
Shells, Mariscos and Spanish Fjords

In Galicia, which lies in the very northwest of Spain, the climate is harsher than in other regions of the Iberian Peninsula. But it is greener and less touristy. The rugged coastline stretches for over 1,200 kilometres, with the Atlantic Ocean lashing against it. The sea laps more gently in the Rias Baixas, the fjords of Galicia. This is also where the Albariño, the typical white wine of this region, thrives.

Saturday, 2 November

SWR Television (RP), 6.15 p.m.

The Beer Revolutionaries
New Craft Brewers in the Southwest

Mathias Krämer and Markus Adler produce craft beer with their "Brauart Sausenheim" from one of Germany's largest wine-growing regions, the Palatinate, in a former winery.

Saturday, 2 November

ZDF neo, 7.30 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. Tour guide Steven Gätjen surprises the elective Cologne resident with a trip to the picturesque vineyards of South Africa and thus fulfils her wish - a trip back to her childhood. The adventurous seniors also spend time visiting a market in Cape Town, and in addition to an overnight stay in a lodge, a safari awaits them, where they can observe the so-called Big Five, lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant, in the wild. Despite their age, the tour participants have not yet seen so much of the world. Surprising and unusual are the exotic places that await them on this special trip, including countries such as the United Arab Emirates, India and Mongolia. Unfamiliar situations are mastered in a heart-warming and heart-refreshing way. But also the personal life stories, the different ways of dealing with the ups and downs of growing older and the togetherness in the group are important aspects on this exciting journey.

Sunday, 3 November

SWR Television, 1.00 p.m.

Where the road leads me Feature film, Germany 2012

At first glance, it seems like a child's play: lawyer Sarah is supposed to travel to the countryside to hand winemaker Peter the notice of termination for his farm. His foster father has died and the biological son now claims the entire inheritance for himself. But Peter won't be scared away that easily. He knows that there was a will in which he was designated as the heir to the estate. Of necessity, Sarah has to stay on site to clarify the matter. It doesn't take long for the cool-headed lawyer and the nature-loving winegrower to discover their common ground beyond all the paragraphs.

Monday, 4 November

SWR Television, 3.15 p.m.

Expedition to the homeland
On the Romantic Road

Good wines, legendary wonders and excellent cuisine - the Romantic Road in Tauberfranken has a lot to offer. Away from the famous castles and churches, there are places that invite you to reflect on the historical roots of the border region between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.

Tuesday, 5 November

hr-television, 9.15 a.m.

Served up!
Lower Austria - with bread and wine

Bread and wine are two foods that have existed in Lower Austria for thousands of years. The probably oldest baking oven in Europe, 6,000 years old, is rebuilt in the Museum of Prehistory in Asparn an der Zaya. We continue with the illustrious present. The protagonists are people who shape the Weinviertel and are shaped by it. There is the organic baker Philipp Stoiber, whose bread "tastes a little different every day" and "doesn't just sit on the shelf, but is appreciated". There is the artist Iréna Rácek, a native of Slovakia, who draws her colours and art materials directly from the Weinviertel soil: "The earth feeds us and makes us happy. I am happy that I can pass on my experience, my knowledge about it". And Fritz Gall, spiritus rector of the "Nonseum" in Herrnbaumgarten, for whom quirky ideas and scarecrows are vital: The ideas protect against boredom, the "Dodamauna" the precious grapes from ravenous starlings. The innovative winemaker Christoph Körner from Falkenstein, the life-hungry chefs Georg Kruder from the Grüner Baum in Zistersdorf and Harald Pollak from the Retzbacherhof near Retz, the dedicated farmers Erika and Hermann Fritz provide knowledge and sensuality. For dining in the Weinviertel is at its finest, with the finest, in a landscape that enchants in every season.

Tuesday, 5 November

arte, 11.45 a.m.

Lanzarote - Spain
Like the land, like the man

A lunar landscape formed by volcanoes: On the Canary Islands, one of the 17 autonomous communities of Spain, lies the island of Lanzarote. It has been the scene of some of the most severe volcanic eruptions in the history of the earth, which is why it is nicknamed "the burnt one". There are a total of 140 volcanoes on Lanzarote. Together with Nino Gonzalez Delgado, Raphaël Hitier first explores the Timanfaya National Park in the southwest of the island, which protects a unique heritage: 50 square kilometres full of rocks and chaotic piles of rubble, where flora and fauna have a hard time asserting themselves. But the islanders have managed to use the landscape of lava and ash to their advantage: In the valley of La Geria, for example, farmers have reclaimed the black ash-covered soil and grow wine in hundreds of small craters. Lorenzo Viñoly also cultivates vines in this way on the mountain slopes. He has been working here since he was nine years old. On more than ten hectares of land, he has planted 17,000 vines and built just as many walls around them. Houses and gardens in the traditional style of the island by.

Wednesday, 6 November

ORF III, 5.30 p.m.

New territory: 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 middle of a busy harvest.

Wednesday, 6 November

arte, 7.40 p.m.

A divine drop
Crete's vintners rely on old vines

The winegrowers on Crete are cultivating their old vines again. In the 1970s they had torn them all out in favour of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah - now they want to shine again on the international market through independence, as heirs to a 3,500-year-old tradition of Cretan viticulture. Maria Tamiolaki's father is a pioneer of the old Cretan vines. He no longer wanted to press copies of Bordeaux wines or Retsina, whose resin disguises the true taste. He planted old Cretan vines again, Vidiano, Mandilari, Kotsifali, which already existed in King Minos' time, 3,500 years ago. Tamiolaki's daughter Maria and her husband Dimitri continue their father's legacy on fifty hectares of cultivated land. She studied viticulture in Bordeaux and met her husband there. The grapes ripen in a breathtakingly beautiful location: steep, barren mountains, spoiled by the sun, small fields, a lot of manual labour - Cretan wine is organic farming. Archaeologists recently recovered an amphora of Cretan wine from an Egyptian ship that sank 3,000 years ago - pressed from the vines that are becoming en vogue again today. Crete's new wine is still an insider's tip: the Tamiolakis produce 50,000 bottles a year, but plan to double that soon. The programme is also available online from 06/11 to 04/02 on ARTE's internet portal.

Thursday, 7 November

ANIXE, 0.15 a.m.

(in the night from Thursday to Friday) This is how the world tastes - Bordeaux

What Piedmont is to truffles, Bavaria to beer, Bordeaux is all about full-bodied and strong red wine. Here, deep in the west of France, not only one of the most famous vines thrives, no, one of the most traditional wine cultures in the world is cultivated here. Wine and the enjoyment associated with it are emblematic of this city on the Garonne, giving it that typically elegant French touch. Whether in fashion, perfume, food or even wine, everything is avant-garde with the French. You don't walk here, you stroll. They have an exemplary understanding of the art of living, and wine is the elixir.

Friday, 8 November

hr television, 8.15 p.m.

Istria's South - Holiday Paradise on the Croatian Adriatic Sea

Istria - this part of Croatia is not only popular with summer holidaymakers but also with gourmet lovers. The peninsula with its rocky coasts in the west, lively bathing bays in the east and a hinterland that could hardly be more fertile is one of the country's top gourmet regions for good reason: the finest truffles, the best olive oil and renowned wines without end - what grows here meets the highest standards.

Saturday, 9 November

3sat, 3 .30 p.m.

Retreat and Indulgence
Culinary delights along the Way of St. James

Olive oil, wine, cheese: along the Spanish leg of the Way of St. James, pilgrims can not only find inner contemplation. Physical pleasures also play an important role on the route. At the Muga family in Rioja, the red wine still matures entirely in oak barrels. It goes well with blue cheese from the Picos de Europa or chestnuts from the Bierzo.

Saturday, 9 November

WDR Television, 5.00 p.m.

Land und lecker The Winegrower from the Palatinate

The culinary journey goes to the Palatinate in the third episode. The five Land-Ladys visit the vineyard of winemaker Kathrin Otte. Together with her partner Christoph and her parents, she runs the three-hundred-year-old family vineyard in Deidesheim. The 28-year-old is pursuing her idea of growing wine in a very traditional way with great enthusiasm. This includes picking the grapes by hand and cultivating the vineyards close to nature. Kathrin has joined forces with like-minded young winemakers from the area to bring a breath of fresh air to the wine region with joint activities. Kathrin's love is the Palatinate, but since a long trip through Southeast Asia, she appreciates Asian cuisine. Therefore, as hostess of the Landfrauen-Runde, she will conjure up a fine melange of Palatine products and exotic ingredients and recipes for the dinner.

Saturday, 9 November

Bavarian Television, 8.15 p.m.

Love has right of wayFeature film, Germany 2005

By chance, Sonja meets Alain's son Robert and learns that Alain comes from a renowned Alsatian winegrowing family. Robert, who unlike his father carries on the family's "wine tradition", becomes Sonja's business partner and, so to speak, the "saviour" of her business, which is in trouble due to the loss of the wine shipment.

Sunday, 10 November

NDR Television, 8.00 a.m.

Musical Guide: Mendelssohn in Koblenz

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's uncle owned a large vineyard in Koblenz-Horchheim. The composer regularly visited this idyllic spot and found inspiration and rest there from his sometimes exhausting concert tours. The estate with its extensive vineyards stretched from the Horchheim Heights down to the Rhine. It brought together the Mendelssohn family and many guests, including Alexander von Humboldt and Georg Friedrich Hegel.

Sunday, 10 November

hr television, 2.45 p.m.

Istria's South - Holiday Paradise on the Croatian Adriatic Sea

Istria - this part of Croatia is not only extremely popular with summer holidaymakers, but also with gourmet lovers. The peninsula with its rocky coasts in the west, lively bathing bays in the east and a hinterland that could hardly be more fertile is one of the country's top gourmet regions for good reason: the finest truffles, the best olive oil and renowned wines without end - what grows here meets the highest standards.

Sunday, 10 November

WDR Television, 4.00 p.m.

Sunny Region Freiburg - Where Germany is Greenest

Freiburg connoisseur Hans-Albert Stechl shows how to spend an enjoyable day in this green city - which traditionally begins and ends at Münsterplatz. The film discovers the Baden way of life in the Black Forest metropolis - and beyond. For right on Freiburg's doorstep lies the Kaiserstuhl with its idyllic winegrowing villages.

Monday, 11 November

SWR Television, 7.55 a.m.

Weinviertel - Wide Country

It is the vastness that captivates visitors to the Weinviertel. "The quarter under the Manhartsberg", so called since 1254, conveys a feeling of endlessness. It is no coincidence that the Weinviertel bears its name - viticulture determines the landscape in all its cultural forms and has always been formative for the inhabitants of this region. A gentle, warm hilly country, used by man but still retaining many original characteristics, a quiet land with a lot of past and hidden treasures. The wine that gave the land its name was first cultivated at a time when the Weinviertel already had thousands of years of settlement history behind it. Where today idyllic cellar alleys nestle against local mountains, people were already hunting mammoths in the Ice Age. That was already at the time when the winds blew the loess, which founded the fertility of the Weinviertel, into the country from the river valleys in the west. But wine, which thrives particularly well on this loess soil, only came into the country much later. The fertile plains attracted settlers again and again. They left mysterious signs in the landscape to this day: circular patterns in fields, the last traces of cultic sites dating back to the fifth millennium BC - the so-called circular ditches. Mysterious hills, so-called "Mugl" rise from the flat landscape - they are witnesses of the Celtic settlement in the first pre-Christian millennium. In the second half of this millennium, wine was probably also brought into the country - either as a sultana import from the south, or already as the basis for an independent wine culture, as archaeo-botanical finds of wine seeds from this time suggest. Since then, the Weinviertel has stood on the two legs of grain and wine. Settlement increased and finally, in the Middle Ages, fortifications were built for defence, the remains of which still bear witness today.

Monday, 11 November

ARD-alpha, 9.45 a.m.

Alcohols and their Derivatives (School TV)

Alcohols are an extensive group of chemical compounds that have many similarities but also great differences. The best-known alcohol is produced when wine yeast ferments the sugar in grape juice. The film takes the winemaker's wine-making process as its starting point. Pupils experiment in the laboratory, they set up a fermentation experiment and test the chemical and physical properties of different alcohols. Animated film segments illustrate the homologous series of these compounds. Experiments and real film segments show how alcohols give rise to their derivatives, how ethanol becomes ethanal or acetic acid. The esters are also derived from the alcohols; they are common flavourings in nature.

Wednesday, 13 November

SWR Television, 3.15 p.m.

Expedition to the homeland
Around Stuttgart

SWR presenter Anna Lena Dörr takes former wine queen Stefanie Schwarz on a tour of the Swabian metropolis and the surrounding vineyards.

Friday, 15 November

ANIXE, 8.20 a.m.

Kaltern on the Lake in South Tyrol

In this region, everything revolves around wine, the No. 1 export. Along the South Tyrolean Wine Road, numerous wineries await you, where you can learn all about the different grape varieties and growing areas. And as everywhere, you are invited to taste the wines, amidst cosy Alpine romance or at the Kalterer Wine Festival, which takes place every year at the beginning of September.

Friday, 15 November

ZDFinfo, 2.15 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.

Saturday, 16 November

MDR Television, 2.00 p.m.

Saxon Switzerland is so beautiful
An entertaining voyage of discovery with Uta Bresan

On the way through Saxon Switzerland, a glass of delicious wine is served at a Pirna vintner's.

Saturday, 16 November

hr television, 4.00 p.m.

Sarah Wiener: A week among vintners

Where does good wine grow in the country? Wine growing in the Saarland has a tradition going back over 2,000 years. Sarah Wiener visits the Herber vineyard in Perl, picturesquely situated on the Upper Moselle in the border triangle of Luxembourg, France and Germany. For the grape harvest in September, harvest workers and family have been coming together for three generations. Grandmother Hildegard Herber, now a proud ninety years old, has been working in her parents' vineyard since childhood. For one week, Sarah Wiener's life revolves around wine. She becomes part of the winegrowing family, gets to know harvest workers from France, Poland and Germany, works with them and cooks for them. Hot discussions sometimes break out when they eat together in the vineyard: What do the French think of German wine, who looks deeper into the glass in the end? Or about which dishes the French-Algerian harvest workers prefer and what Sarah brings to the table as the final meal for four nations.

Sunday, 17 November

SWR Television (RP), 5.00 p.m.

The Elder Street in Gimbsheim

Gimbsheim is located in Rheinhessen, belongs to the district of Alzey-Worms, borders on the B9 federal road in the west and the Rhine in the east. Surrounded by vineyards, it has a population of just under 3,000.

Monday, 18 November

3sat, 2.45 p.m.

Longing for Italy
Umbria and Tuscany

The province of Umbria, situated between Tuscany and the Marches, simply has everything that is so beloved about Italy: a charming landscape, culture, architecture and exquisite cuisine. Umbria is the only province in Italy that borders neither another country nor a seashore, but the large Lago Trasimeno offers plenty of opportunities to cool off on hot days. From there, it is not far to Siena and Florence - after all, Tuscany is also a land to dream of: it is home to world-famous testimonies of Italian cultural history, combined with culinary experiences, sometimes fine, sometimes hearty, and in addition gently rolling hills, vineyards close together, small villages in Chianti, and in between the parade of dark green cypresses. This land of longing can be experienced in a vintage car, on two wheels or simply on a leisurely car tour from place to place.

Monday, 18 November

3sat, 21.00

Castles and Palaces in Austria - From Volcanic Land to Schilcherland

They are landmarks and guard unmistakable culinary delights - the castles and palaces from Vulkanland to Schilcherland. Their stories are formative for Styrian identity. Committed to nobility - that is what the lords of the castles in these regions stand for. Whether as free-spirited winegrowers or as guardians of the world-famous Lipizzaner horses - they have all dedicated themselves to the tradition of their houses and led them into the modern age. Kapfenstein Castle in the Vulkanland has developed into a true temple of pleasure. Here, the ten-member Winkler-Hermaden family of winegrowers and hoteliers creates internationally recognised wine on volcanic soil. Christof Winkler-Hermaden, who looks after the fate of the wine cellar, invites guests to his wedding in style in the picturesque vineyards around the castle. Especially in Western Styria, distinctive wines and castle grounds are inextricably linked. Stainz Castle, the centre of Schilcherland, was once owned by the Styrian reformer Archduke Johann. He pushed the cultivation of the Blaue Wildbacher grape in the region and thus heralded the triumph of the typical West Styrian Schilcher wine, which is still cultivated today in the former experimental vineyard at the foot of the castle. Franz Meran, the great-great-great-great-grandson of the Archduke, is now in charge of the house. As a forester, he is a true nature boy and invites us to contemplate in his forest - the place where he feels most at home.

Tuesday, 19 November

SWR Television, 3.15 p.m.

Expedition to the homeland
On the road in the Wonnegau

"A delight to live here!", says presenter Anna Lena Dörr in the Wonnegau. This time, the expedition takes her to the south of Rheinhessen, the region between Worms, Alzey and the Rhine. In the midst of vineyards, she tastes wine from eco-vintner Stefan Sander, but also beer produced by his brother Ulrich.

SWR reporter Anna Lena Dörr (left) with Stefan and Sandra Sander from the Sander organic winery in Mettenheim cleaning wooden barrels. (Sander's grandfather was the first in Germany to venture into organic viticulture in the 1950s).

SWR/Daniel Borger

Tuesday, 19 November

3sat, 4.15 p.m.

White horses, blue vines
In the home of the Lipizzaner and the Schilcher

In Western Styria the world-famous white Lipizzaner horses are bred and a unique wine made from the blue Wildbacher grape is cultivated, the Schilcher. Extensive alpine pastures, untouched river landscapes, lovely vineyards and winegrowers' houses: that is Western Styria. The soot of coal mining is history there. Today, tourism has become the most important economic sector in the province, and its most important flagships are the white horses at the Piber stud farm, the Lipizzaners. Here the world-famous animals are bred, reared and trained for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Next to them grows the Schilcher, that unmistakable rosé wine made from the Blue Wildbach grape. It was the Styrian prince, Archduke Johann, who had these vines cultivated on a grand scale. Only in Schilcherland, from Ligist via Stainz to Eibiswald, does the grape variety find the best soils and the right climate.

Thursday, 21 November

Phoenix, 6.30 p.m.

Fake Food
The business with fraudulent labelling

Fake honey, adulterated olive oil or falsely labelled wine - everywhere in Europe, including Germany, fake food is traded and sold. How do the fakes get into the shops? How does the business work, and how can counterfeiters be tracked down? In 2018, food worth several hundred million euros was seized in Europe. Food counterfeiting - a huge business.

Friday, 22 November

SWR Television, 6.15 p.m.

Under a clear sky - dreams from the Zeller Land

The Zeller Land combines the best of the Mosel Valley and the Hunsrück. Unique river bends, steep vineyards and dreamlike views into the valley, combined with spectacular sunrises, faraway views and hiking paradises on the Hunsrück. Nature separates the areas by forest and altitude. What unites the people, however, is the ability to dream and the desire to make a difference. "Fahr mal hin" reports on three dreamers from each of the two worlds. Ingo Börsch understands the word dreamer as a distinction. Because his dream of the Geierlay suspension rope bridge became reality in the Hunsrück for 360 metres. In his barn in Mörsdorf, he forges new dreams from local wood. The winegrowers on the Moselle have seen better times. But with new courage, gained in Italy, Dottore Timo Stölben sees rays of hope in the steep slopes near Briedel. Strengthened by the support of his family, he dreams of bringing the Mosel wine region to the top of the world. "For horses, it's a revelation," says Jacqueline Lenz. On her farm above the clouds in the Althaus settlement, all patients are allowed to run "bar hoof". She is a holistic equine therapist. Horseshoes are a nightmare for her. Butcher Klaus Schinnen has more modest dreams. He is tradition-conscious when it comes to his ham speciality from the slate cellar. It is good the way it is. For him, it tastes almost too good. Things are less hearty in the Hunsrück. Claudia Hahn dreams of ancient, wrinkled raw vegetables. She loves potatoes so much that she spares no effort to give old, almost forgotten varieties a home on her farm. Dreams don't go up in smoke in Zell an der Mosel either. Thomas Joormann rummages through the town's success story and brings a "Best-Zeller" back into the cigar box.

Friday, 22 November

Das Erste (ARD), 8.15 p.m.

Friday on Das Erste
Weingut Wader - Nur zusammen sind wir stark Feature film Germany 2019

Henriette Richter-Röhl alias Anne Wader faces a double challenge: as the new boss she has to avert an impending bankruptcy of the "Winery Wader" and as a mother she has a hard time with the growing up of her blind daughter Tori. However, Anne can only rely on her own mother and brother - played by Leslie Malton and Max von Pfufendorf - to a limited extent, because both of them do not only have the well-being of the traditional family business in mind. In "Only Together Are We Strong", the members of the Wader clan have to get together despite their different interests. For Anne (Henriette Richter-Röhl), a winegrower from the Palatinate, things are tough right from the start as the new boss of the Wader winery. First, she barely manages to save her vines during a frosty spell, then the supervisory authority shuts down her business on suspicion of fraud. Only when it has been clarified whether 3000 litres of wine were sold under the table and who over-sulphurised the red wine in the tanks can production and sales continue. That takes time - and by then the Waders will probably be broke! Only when Anne's mother Käthe (Leslie Malton) stands up for the serious mistakes under her management is there a way out of the threatening situation. However, the patriarch, who wanted to prove herself after the death of her highly respected husband, finds it difficult to sacrifice her reputation as a winemaker. Anne's uncle Bruno (Jürgen Heinrich) is faced with a professional and private shambles. After being thrown out by his wife Christel (Judith von Radetzky), who owns the second Wader vineyard, the formerly powerful winemaker is faced with nothing. In order to get back into business, he is willing to use any means. He lets himself be hired by Japanese investors to buy land on their behalf.

Organic vintner Anne (Henriette Richter-Röhl) focuses on the highest quality.

ARD Degeto/Frank Dicks

Friday, 22 November

SWR Television, 8.15 p.m.

Expedition to the homeland
Franconian Country Tour

Where the Main River makes its loops through gently rolling countryside, where Franconian wine is grown and hearty food is served, the SWR presenter sets out on an "Expedition to the Homeland" discovery tour. She begins her journey at the Bronnbach Monastery near Wertheim in northern Baden-Württemberg. From there she travels via Giebelstadt, Sommerhausen and Randersacker to the residential city of Würzburg. In conversations with winegrowers, star chefs, artists and castle owners, she explores what makes the region so special. In Randersacker, Annette Krause wants to find out whether Franconian wine triggers special feelings of happiness. At the multiple award-winning winery "Schmitt's Kinder", she delves deep into Franconia's centuries-old winemaking tradition. Annette Krause's Franconian Country Tour ends in Würzburg. On the old bridge over the Main, the city's landmark, she talks with locals at a "Brückenschoppen" (bridge drink) about what makes people happy.

Friday, 22 November

SWR Television, 9.00 p.m.

Nobility in the Southwest - The Next Generation
The Adelmann family of Adelmannsfelden, Großbottwar

Felix Graf Adelmann, a passionate musician and photographer, worked in international finance before taking over his father's winery in the Bottwartal. "There has never been so much change in the history of the family," says senior Michael Graf Adelmann appreciatively. Felix Adelmann converted the winery to organic farming methods.

Saturday, 23 November

3sat, 10.00 a.m.

City dwellers as farmers

Every second pepper harvested in Austria is grown in Vienna. Moreover, Vienna is the only city in the world with economically significant vineyards within the city limits. About 31 percent of Vienna's green spaces are used for agriculture. And this does not include "urban gardening", which is becoming increasingly popular.

Saturday, 23 November

SWR Television, 8.15 p.m.

Childhood in the countryside

Former country and village children who grew up in the southwest talk about their childhood in the village in the middle of the last century, about their growing up between rural idyll and hard physical labour. A touching journey through time to the childhood memories of people in the southwest with extensive historical photographs from the middle of the 20th century and attractive landscape shots.

Winemaker Klaus Wehrheim from Nierstein was already involved in the grape harvest as a child in autumn. He is proud when he is allowed to carry his first vat on his back full of grapes from the vineyard. He also has fond memories of the cohesion of the helpers during the harvest.

Photo SWR

Sunday, 24 November

MDR Television, 1.50 p.m.

Legendary - South Tyrol

South Tyrol is the dreamland on the sunny side of the Alps. Wine and apples grow here, edelweiss and alpine rose, and the marmots doze in the sun. German, Italian and Ladin are spoken. And the people seem calmer, more relaxed, more balanced. Somehow in harmony with nature.

Monday, 25 November

3sat, 6.05 a.m.

ÄTNA - Hell's Mouth in the Mediterranean Sea

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes on earth. With an enormous height of over 3300 metres, it dominates Sicily. It is the portrait of one of Europe's most fascinating natural wonders. Almost every year it, or rather she, erupts once. The dangers for local residents have been limited since the upper part of Etna was declared a national park, which may not be built on. But if the flanks of the lower regions burst open, there is almost nothing that can stop the flow of lava. Winemaker 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 to this day 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 enables the cultivation of wine, olives, pistachios and many other things that make up Sicilian cuisine.

Monday, 25 November

ANIXE, 4.30 p.m.

ANIXE on the road
Victoria/South Australia with Richy Müller

In this episode, Tatort actor Richy Müller continues the investigation in Australia. In the second part of this episode, Richy Müller visits a sheep farm in the neighbouring state of South Australia and Hahndorf, the oldest German village in the Southern Hemisphere. After a traditional German meal, he explores the wine region there and does a wine tasting. Afterwards, the German TV commissioner will travel by four-wheel drive into the legendary Outback in the north of the state.

Tuesday, 26 November

3sat, 2.05 p.m.

Eastwards - A Journey through Georgia
Caucasian Wine Bliss

In the second part of the journey through Georgia, Julia Finkernagel is on her way to the Great Caucasus with her Georgian travel companion Gia on the Georgian Army Road. Experiencing Georgian hospitality is quite simple: you walk slowly past a fence, make eye contact with the resident behind it, and you are invited to come in. Julia and her Georgian travelling companion Gia end up with 74-year-old Shura, who lures them into the house and then opens a mysterious flap in the floor of the kitchen. A ladder leads down into a gloomy dungeon that turns out to be a wine depot - tasting included.

Thursday, 28 November

ANIXE, 8.05 a.m.

ANIXE on the road
Föhr. With Falk-Willy Wild

Wide sandy beaches, a clear blue sky, idyllic villages. That's how many people imagine the Caribbean. Did you know that on Föhr and so far in the north of Germany a tasty wine is grown?

Friday, 29 November

Das Erste (ARD), 8.15 p.m.

Wader Winery - New Ways Feature film, Germany 2019

Anne (Henriette Richter-Röhl) wants to convert her vineyard to biodynamic viticulture and responsible climate farming, but she is met only with incomprehension and rejection from her conventionally farming winegrower neighbours. The dispute over methods escalates during a lecture Anne gives at the winegrowers' school and goes so far as to destroy Anne's new vineyard. Her search for the culprit divides the winegrowers' community so much that there is even discussion about Anne's expulsion from the winegrowers' association. Bruno Wader (Jürgen Heinrich) takes advantage of the dissension in the winegrowers' community to hawk one winery after another to a foreign consortium. He also has his sights set on Anne's wild vineyard. He speculates that the landlady will withdraw the lease as soon as Anne's expulsion from the winegrowers' association is decided.

Anne (Henriette Richter-Röhl) does not want Dieter Ardenberger (Gerhard Fehn) to use pesticides.

ARD Degeto/Frank Dicks

Saturday, 30 November

arte, 8.50 a.m.

360° Geo Reportage
The Whisky Secret of Islay

The Scottish island of Islay is home to eight traditional whisky distilleries that enjoy an excellent reputation among connoisseurs. The water, the peat and the iodine from the sea are the special elements of the whisky that has made this island famous. And the production of the famous drink not only provides jobs on Islay, but is also the pride and livelihood of its charismatic inhabitants. "360° Geo Reportage" shows how the Scottish national drink determines the lives and work of the people on Islay. Some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world are located on the Scottish island of Islay. One of them is the Bruichladdich distillery, founded in 1881, which had to close its doors in the mid-1990s when whisky sales worldwide fell into crisis. But in 2000, Englishman Mark Reynier settled on Islay and bought Bruichladdich. The 49-year-old trader, who has always been passionate about wine and spirits, fulfilled a dream and switched from sales to production. He stopped producing the blended whiskies - cheap blends of corn or wheat - that had been common until then and focused on quality. Since then, Bruichladdich has exclusively produced single malt, i.e. whisky made from barley malted in-house. In recent years, Mark Reynier has developed Bruichladdich into a quality brand that is second to none. The programme is also available online from 24/11 to 01/12 on ARTE's internet portal.

Programme changes at short notice are possible.

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