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"Appellation Contrôlée" - Harvest time is a special time. Although it is short, it goes quite intensively, interspersing stress and excitement which give an indescribable mix of emotions.
Wine Terraces of LA BERANGERAIE. Located on a southern, sunny hill, within 30 ha. Harvest is realized in the traditional way here.
Old buckets used to harvest grapes. Vineyard CLOS DE GAMOT (in Prayssac, close to Cahors). Vineyard with a rich tradition, dating back from more than 200 years.
Grape harvesting machine. Chateau des Roches (Prayssac). It is a modern winery from the 80-ies of XX century. Grapes are harvested mechanically here.
Broadcast with grapes that goes from the combine to the trailer. Vineyard Chateau des Roches. From the combine grapes goes to the machine, which separates the bunches of fruit.
Manual harvesting in the vineyard LA BÉRANGERAIE. At the time of harvest, the vineyard employs more than 20 people. With an area of 15 ha harvest tend to last 15 days.
Manual harvesting in the vineyard CLOS DE GAMOT. During the harvest, the vineyard employs 12 people. Within a week, they gather grapes of 6 ha.
Colors of strain Malbec.
One of the workers at harvest. Vineyard CLOS DE GAMOT foggy morning, at about 8 pm.
Owner of the vineyard with an employee searching in the trailer to remove the grape leaves. CLOS DE GAMOT Vineyard.
When in operation, in the morning. CLOS DE GAMOT Vineyard.
Joseph – A Neighbor of the vineyard with his dog during a friendly visit. Chateau des Roches.
School trip sightseeing LA BÉRANGERAIE vineyard. The next generation of French-winemakers…
For some - playground.
The owner and a trainee from an agricultural school are controlling grapes transfer to the tanks. LA BÉRANGERAIE Vineyard.
Worker mixing grape musts. 2-3 times a day they have to loosen the juice at the bottom of the settling tank with the grape skins that float to the surface.
An employee controlling the mixing process of grape musts. LA BÉRANGERAIE Vineyard.
Fermentation tanks of wine
Wine cellar. Here is stocked part of the wine produced before labeling and selling.
Dog guarding wine cellar
Labeling. After ordering from an importer, the owner prepares the wine for shipment - labeling and packing in cartons, and finally putting on pallets. LA BÉRANGERAIE Vineyard.
Tasting. It takes place even during harvest, a hot and busy period. LA BÉRANGERAIE Vineyard.
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