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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 […]

29 Sep 2018
Pontet-Canet, France, wine

Day 1-Wine Harvest at Chateaux Pontet-Canet, France

We awoke to a thick fog covering the morning here- it’s entirely peaceful and quiet here at first dawn.  I like throwing open the large windows here decorated in white wrought iron and floor to ceiling panes.  The workers had already begun their day when we were getting ready, charging our gear and assembling cameras for the day upstairs. We could see the line of people systematically each going through a row from one end […]