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A custom practised in many countries to give the (overlooked) grapes left on the vines after the grape harvest (main harvest) to the public, or to allow this gleaning for certain groups of people such as the poor or children. In some wine-growing areas it was customary to deliberately leave some grapes hanging for the gleanings. In the Ahr and Moselle regions, the Glinn bell was rung at the end of the main harvest to signal the start of the second harvest (Glennen, Gelinnen). In the Bible, Book of Lev. 19.10, it is called upon to leave the gleaning to the poor and strangers.

Nachlese - Weingärten

Regionally there are many terms: Afterbergen, Afterlesen, Ätzeln, Britschen, Glennen or Gelinnen (Ahr, Mosel), Granen, Grappern, Grappillage (France), Kluppbergeln, Leskornen, Nachähren, Nachwimmeln, Prapsten, Prapstlen, Prapstnen, Pritschen, Retzeln, Rispen, Rispeln, Schnaudern, Schnäuken, Schüweln, Spigeln or Spiegeln (South Tyrol), Spor, Stoppeln (Palatinate), Sücheln, Strumpfeln, Stupfeln, Tarlosnen and Wolferl suchen (Austria). To designate them, the words for the overlooked grapes (Leskorn, Stoppel, Wolf) were often combined with "suchen", for example Leskorn suchen, Stoppel suchen or Wolf suchen. See also a list of other old customs under the keyword Brauchtum im Weinbau.

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