A day harvesting grapes with Botrugno…

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Sergio Botrugno kindly invited us to see the grape harvest which takes place every year in September.  His team of workers start hand picking the grapes before dawn and finish at 11:30, we arrived at 8am… The grapes are carefully … Continue reading

It’s time for tomatoes…

The other day we were visiting a winery and saw how the grapes were being hand picked and selected… The “donne” (women, even though some are men, all are called donne) start work at 5:30 just as the sun rises… we arrived at about 8!!

Near the winery there was a whole team of “Donne” who were picking tomatoes. This is one of the hardest harvests as under the 30 degree heat you have to bend down and pick pick, pick and pick…

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