At Bodega Langes they grow the vines low so that they can be covered with insulating earth during the freezing winters from November through February. Otherwise the cold would kill the vines. And you vineyard guys will ask what the heck is the white stuff? The best I could understand through my non-agricultural interpreter, it's some sort of disease prevention chemical that they mix into a paintable paste, maybe like a Bordeau mix or sulphur or....?
No, these Alice In Wonderland-sized stainless tanks are not for a low production winery. They are for the special VIP clients at Bodega Langes who want to make their own wine.