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Especially in Southern Germany common name not only for the season, but also for the grape harvest, the wine yield and the harvest in general. In Luxembourg Hierscht and in Lorraine Herbscht is common. Numerous terms are derived from it, such as Herbsten (harvest), Herbstbann (autumn ban), Herbstbuch (cellar book), Herbstmuck (autumn decoration), Herbstordnung (autumn order), Herbstschmüerel (autumn sausage) and Herbstwagen (autumn carriage). See also under customs in viticulture.

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