This year we had the opportunity to participate in the « vendanges » or grape’s harvesting season in the Lavaux; a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thanks to Constance from L’ATELIER Oeno’ludique who, after a warm welcome, introduced us to the know-how of wine-growers and grape pickers. It’s fascinating!!! This is a paying activity and for CHF 30 per person we had a welcome coffee, a nice tour of the pressing and testing atelier and a glass of wine at the end of the harvesting.

The vendanges are moments of rare intensity through demanding work, but very rewarding too.

After this experience we were able to appreciate more the efforts hidden behind a good bottle of wine, specially in years like this one, where the tough weather conditions made the work so much more difficult.

Personally, I could have spent few more hours picking grapes. This will be in next year’s calendar for sure 😀









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