Karl Singhammer left his Bavarian home village and future as hop farm heir for a Munich brewery executive job after a biter row with his father Joseph 'Sepp', who blindly blamed the then knave for 'failing to prevent' his careless kid sister drowning. Karl responds to his mother Franziska's plea to come save the harvest after Sepp's cardiac attack. Thus he meets again neighbor and youth girlfriend Leni, who can't hang on to her small hop farm alone. Saving clueless kid brat Marie from drowning, he bumps into her single mother Sophie Kreilinger, a one night stand who fascinates and confuses him, being an 'exotic dancer' and sanctimonious liar, who also renders Leni viciously jealous. Father releases himself from hospital to prevent Karl taking the reins, but agrees there can be only one captain and it's time to pass the helm, yet mother insists that requires a farmer's wife.