Today’s Sunday Read returns to Germany, as I just stumbled across this fascinating article on Vinography. Apparently, the University of Geisenheim, Germany’s elite school for winemaking, has developed what appears to be a cross between a Mars Rover and a tractor to work the Mosel’s steep slopes. It looks pretty futuristic, and could be easier to handle than the rail-driven carts I wrote about earlier.
It’s still a prototype, but who knows what good it will end up doing? Fascinating stuff for sure. Also, the article contains some breathtaking photos of steep Mosel vineyards. So even if you don’t care about “Geisi” the rover, check out the photos.