Post 497: vintage in Hunawihr, 1972

The vintage in Hunawihr, France, in 1972, stands alone for me: I “helped” one day with the harvest, in a light rain, and spent the afternoon taking photos instead.

I suspect I didn’t work hard or long enough as a field hand for the proprietor and his wife (who inherited the vineyard), but I did send them copies of these and other photos of that harvest to make up for my poor performance. It was the least I could do!

The photos show the process clearly enough, I think. Some people snip the bunches of grapes off the vines and fill small tubs. The small tubs are emptied into a larger carrier, then the grapes are transferred to basins on a cart for transfer to the press. From there, the process of turning juice into the delicious wines of Alsace begins!

First photo: the proprietor’s home is the one with the light-colored Renault in front of it. Of course!

hunawihr 4

hunawihr 7

hunawihr 1a_edited-1

hunawihr 8

hunawihr 2

hunawihr 9

hunawihr 3


2 thoughts on “Post 497: vintage in Hunawihr, 1972

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s