Hand-picking is enjoying something of a revival in France’s Macon region - thanks to organic winemakers. |||
Chasselas, France - “There is no respect for the bosses in this country,” bellowed Thibaut Pariset, as he badgered his team of grape pickers up another steep row of vines near Fuisse, deep in France's Burgundy wine region.
His mock complaints were met with loud guffaws and the odd flying grape.
“Both surfing and winemaking connect your senses a lot so there are certain similarities,” says Jean-Charles Villard, a winemaker and surfer whose 40-hectare Chilean winery produces acclaimed Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc.
Photographer in France captures scenes of grapes in Burgundy region bathed in warm glow on cold nights
A Dutch winemaker in Bordeaux, Ilja Gort, is going to serenade his grapes during the summer pre-harvest picking of excess grapes, vendanges vertes. Gort, of Château la Tulipe de la Garde, believes that the singing will help his grap...
Biodynamic winemaker Robert Sinskey will be wine country's first to harvest black truffles. This fall, one of California’s pioneering biodynamic winemakers, Robert Sinskey of the namesake Napa and Sonoma vineyards, will be the first...