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10.30.2009

Vinography Images: The Harvest

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The Harvest
This image needs little introduction. It captures the tireless work that is still going on in vineyards all over the Northern Hemisphere, but which will shortly cease. Many of the vintners I've talked to are finished with harvest, or plan to be by this weekend. And after an intense month or two, the folks who work in the fields at sunrise are able to sleep in a little later these days. This image was made in Sonoma County, and presumably, these are Chardonnay grapes. -- Alder Yarrow

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Comments (8)

10.30.09 at 11:54 PM

love the way you captured the sun streaming in from behind.
Never tire of these scenes.

Greg wrote:
10.31.09 at 4:13 AM

The best feeling is seeing that last bucket of grapes emptied into that last bin.

Arthur wrote:
10.31.09 at 11:26 AM

... on the back label of the wine these grapes went into it will say: "our fruit is gingerly handled during hand-harvesting"

:P

Dylan wrote:
11.01.09 at 7:44 AM

Arthur's comment wins my award for biggest laugh of the day. The grapes on the bottom of that large bin must have received an early pressing.

Arthur wrote:
11.01.09 at 9:28 AM

Dylan, don't forget about the extended skin contact....

Arthur wrote:
11.01.09 at 9:28 AM

...and seed and stem and leaf contact....

:P

Bill wrote:
11.04.09 at 6:17 PM

I am more than remiss in not heaping praise upon all of the Vinography Images posts and, well, the images. There is something about wine grape agriculture that isn't present in other agricultural operations, and these images help capture that quality. Kudos!

KGlass wrote:
11.06.09 at 11:32 PM

Don't forget the sweating laborer behind that bandeja (picking bin): we have no wine industry in California without these people.

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