Bordeaux Winemaker Sings to His Grapes

May 26, 2011

A Dutch winemaker in Bordeaux, Ilja Gort, is going to serenade his grapes during the summer pre-harvest picking of excess grapes, vendanges vertes. Gort, of Château la Tulipe de la Garde, believes that the singing will help his grapes to grow and to be happy: "If we sing while picking, the grapes won't notice that their branches are being pruned. In this way we minimize stress for the plant and as a result the wine will taste smoother and deliciously sweet." Auditions to participate in the sing-along will be held on Youtube.

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Andie Mitchell's picture

Hilarious. Think it'll work?

ilja Gort's picture

it worked! The 2011 vintage is the best we ever made!