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05 Oct 2018
people. winemaking, Pontet Canet

The People behind the Wine

Having such an incredible opportunity to observe the entire operation from vine to bottle, I have also had the chance to gain fascinating insight into the people behind the wine, and the supreme effort at every stage that goes into each bottle of Pontet-Canet. I believe you would be rather impressed at the heart behind this operation, which is evident at every turn. Consistently, the message derived from the people here; (whether it’s the pickers […]

02 Oct 2018
harvesting wine, france, Pontet Canet

Day 4- Wine harvest- From Vine to Bottle- The production

Monday morning here in the beautiful Medoc region of France, and it’s full steam ahead for grape harvesting, and my first full week here. It’s easy to sleep restfully even finishing off a bit of jet lag- the nights are so quiet and peaceful here in the French countryside, with only the occasional sound of feet on gravel, or night creatures stating their presence. No television and shaky WiFi leave us to our own devices […]

01 Oct 2018
Pontet Canet, grapes, French wine, France, vino

Wine Harvest Day 3- Grapes, Grapes, and more Grapes!

We awoke to a chillier morning, with a breeze in the air. We’ve learned after a few nights of awakening to a distinct buzzing near our ears that the lovely huge windows need to stay closed overnight due to bugs. After being plauged with unrest due to¬† the perpetual green hard shelled moths that hurl themselves at any available light, John has grown tired of killing them after I awaken him in a panic. I’ve […]

28 Sep 2018

Arrival- French Wine Harvest 2018- Pontet- Canet, Pauillac, France

Arriving in Bordeaux yesterday was a moment of personal happiness for me. I have eagerly anticipated this assignment for so long and to land with all my camera gear (Nikon D810, D750, DJI Mavik Pro, GoPro5, lighting, tripods, batteries), and not have anything missing was also a blessing given the importance of this trip. We were definitely tired, having flown from Calgary to Amsterdam, and the outbound flight had been delayed arriving from Amsterdam. We […]