Progress, further training, readiness for new things, coupled with the experience of his ancestors, that is the work of winemaker Martin Hirtl. Dynamic times demand openness and foresight. Climate change also poses challenges for viticulture. Martin Hirtl counters this with the analysis of the leaf water content of the grapevines as well as the observation of the soil moisture and adapted greening. Martin Hirtl is a graduate of the Mistelbach School of Winegrowing and passed his master's examination in Krems.