Harvesting the vineyards of Geneva
Autumn brings in a waft of cool, crisp air, quite welcome following an uncharacteristically hot summer in 2016 – the hottest in recorded history across Europe and many parts of the world. In Geneva’s vineyards, as the leaves gradually drain their green, turning yellow and rust before giving up their place altogether on the uniformly and meticulously trimmed bushes, there is a flurry of activity to pick the grapes at precisely the right moment of ripeness. The harvest season began on slopes rolling off the Jura mountains in late September, bringing in a rich haul marking the 2016 vintage.
Domaine des Charmes, Peissy, Geneva