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> The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
gyl.johnson
post Aug 1 2009, 11:29 AM
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So September is just around the corner and in France that means the grape harvesting season will begin. Every year depending on the region, the exact start time is different because it all depends on when the grapes are ready to be picked which depends on how the weather has been over the summer.

However, if you know you'll be in France during September/ October you can either join in on the actual work of picking the grapes. Or, if you're like me, forget all that back breaking labor and join in on one of the countless grape harvest festivals in one of the wine producing regions.

The largest wine producing regions in France are, Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire Valley and the Rhone Valley. To find out more, all that suffices is quick search for "Grape harvest Festivals" For the actual grape picking, its usually best to show up to the desired region and ask around on site. However, if you can read and write a bit of French search "Vendange a Bourgogne" ,for example, to find out more information on start times.

Bonne Degustation!


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starlagurl
post Aug 4 2009, 09:54 AM
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Wow, that would be so awesome helping out at a vineyard for harvest...

I just looked up a couple blogs about it:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...58780/tpod.html


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post Aug 4 2009, 03:08 PM
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All the way to Missouri!

I don't know if I'll have time for that...

Off topic (sorry) Which weekend are you planning on going?


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