I began my morning at 6 am to work the last day of green harvest from a single vineyard of Barbera grapes. The vines were planted in 1998 and are about 5000 plants per hectare or 2.4 acres. The day was long (about 9 1/2 hours) and very hot. I finished the day sunburned and sore but it was very rewarding.
I have so much respect for the many men and women who work in the fields on a daily basis. It really makes you think about how much hard work goes into your glass of wine.
The next time you pop the cork maybe you will join me with big cheers in their honor?
My commute to work.