Vendemmia - Harvest time for the grapes - Making the wine
Summer 2011 has been long and hot, with a bumper crop of grapes. Below in the slide show you can see the initial stages of bringing in the grapes and putting them through the first processes to turn them into wine. This is not on a commercial scale, it's a family affair. Lots of families still own small plots of land covered in vines, they all help out at harvest time and the wine is shared out between them. More photos and details will be added soon.