Dolavs bring in the harvest
Hand picked grapes carefully emptied into Dolavs read for roadside collection.The vineyards on the Luxembourg banks of the river Moselle are still covered in mist when the harvest activities commence in the early hours of the morning. A recurring process which takes place every year during the months of September and October.
The vineyards are those of Domaines Vinsmoselle and cover 850 acres of land. The Vinsmoselle cooperative was founded in 1921 and nowadays includes the wine cellars of Greiveldange, Grevenmacher, Remerschen, Stadtbredimus, Wellenstein and Wormeldange. This makes them the largest producer of wine and sparkling wine- crémant - in Luxembourg with a range of over 300 quality wines.
In between the vines, the pickers are manually selecting and collecting grapes. A job that is carried out with the utmost care and precision. The soil in which the vines are planted, contributes to the specific, rich flavour of the grapes. Picking the grapes by hand ensures the quality of the harvest. When full, the picker's bucket is emptied into a Dolav box pallet that is ready and waiting by the side of the road.
Roadside collection of harvested grapes in Dolavs.
When Domaines Vinsmoselle set out to automate their harvest processing facility 20 years ago, the cooperative went looking for a plastic box pallet that would fit seamlessly into the process of harvest collection and wine making. A box, moreover, that needed to meet the strict hygienic requirements that are applicable for the production of wine. The winery found their partner in DOLAV® Plastic Products.