Sunday, September 03, 2017

Harvest time

On Friday a harvester drove into the vineyard parcel just north of our house. There are both red and white grapes over there, but I think they harvested the white grapes, and I think that they are chardonnay. The winemakers blend that with other grapes to make the local sparkling wines.

You can just barely see the grapes in the trailer as they pass by our kitchen window on the way to the winery.

I remember that the harvest started at the end of September last year, so this year it's early. It's been a strange season, weather wise, and we are still in a drought, officially. I've read in some places that the Loire Valley vintage will be good, if small, this year. The proof will be in the drinking next year!


Tell me what you think!