Sunday, October 27, 2013

The harvest is winding down

There are still a few grapes here and there. But most have been picked now. Wine making is underway. In a few weeks we'll be able to taste the Touraine Primeur, the new young wine. It's like Beaujolais Nouveau, only from our region. Then, through winter and spring, this year's wine will ferment and age a bit until it's released next summer.

One of the last harvesters working out behind our house this season.

I think that all the grapes in the vineyards behind our house have now been harvested. I still hear the hum of a harvester or two in the distance, but less now. It's still unseasonably warm, but that will end all to soon as well, I'm sure.

6 comments:

  1. The photo is so painterly. Simply beautiful.

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    1. Hey! Mitchell, that is exactly what I was going to say. Well... except I didn't know that the word painterly existed, so I was going to say that it looks like a painting.

      Walt, you and Ken take such beautiful landscape and closeup photos!

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    2. Judeet:
      Thanks! I aspire to Ken and Walt! And so glad to have taught you a new world (I'm pretty sure I didn't make it up)...

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  2. Loving that cloud activity! It does seem man or that is - "woman-made"!!! (I really am an equal-rights-kind-of-person!)

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  3. None is left on the vine for Eiswein?

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  4. mitch & judy, it was just at or before dawn. A few minutes earlier it was much darker and all I could see was the lights on the harvester. It was hard to get the sky right without the lower half being completely dark. Thank goodness for photoshop!

    mary, sorry, it's mother nature!

    michael, I don't know if they make that around here... something to research!

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