Posts tagged “grape harvesting

Wine harvest in Vernou(Vendange 2009 à Vernou)

The wine harvest in France happens in October. Fall. L’automne. I present some images here from two weeks ago when we had a day of harvesting grapes/vendange in the biological vineyards of friends, where picking is still done by hand.  A family/friends day, where all family and friends started the Saturday off early morning with coffee and croissants, picking with vigour, enjoying a big lunch, restarting with heavy limbs, but still enough energy to engage in grape fights, and ending the day sticky, dead tired, but content and with fun memories. Until next autumn.

…early morning start…

vendange- in the vineyard

…fit as a fiddle…

vendange-pickers

…empty the buckets…

vendange-ramasseur

…into the remorque…

vendange-vider

…piling up…

vendange-grapes

…picking some more…

vendange-picking 1

…soon to be…

vendange-grappe de raisin

…wine…

vendange-casse croute

…afternoon picking…

vendange-vignoble 1

…taking a break…

vendange-vignoble

..going home…

vendange-finished

An entry for Sundaystills.