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It may seem a little early to think about the 2019 harvest, but wine makers have the harvest on their minds all year round as they keep an eye on the climate and survey the evolution of the vines and the grapes. It's never too early for visitors to think about the harvest either. Bordeaux blends several different grape varieties, all ripening at slightly different times. The harvest can last for several months here and every chateau has its own traditions and technical differences. It's an exciting time to visit!

The Andes mountains become blanketed in the year’s first major snowfall, the nights become cooler and the villages fill with the aroma of fermenting grapes and the excitement of festivities that seem to linger for months. It’s no secret that harvest is the best time in Mendoza.

Some people still doubt that our planet is getting warmer, but growers and winemakers in Rioja aren’t among them. In a recent study carried out by sociologists Sergio Andrés Cabello and Joaquín Giró of the University of La Rioja*, 90% of the 481 growers and winemakers surveyed believe that climate change is a reality. 65% feel that its effects will be negative or very negative and 46% think that Rioja will have to adapt to new circumstances.

Ripe for discovery, Lausanne Region has everything you need to relax, recharge, enjoy, the finer things in life!

The Douro was the first demarcated wine region in the world and its landscapes offer such beauty and magic that it is understandable to be refered to as the enchanted valley. Its beauty amazes throughout the year but there is a time period that makes a visit to the valley just perfect. And the time to book it is now.

South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region, just 35 minutes south of Adelaide City, has a strong tradition to celebrate the commencement of harvest. Held at Wirra Wirra, one of McLaren Vales oldest and most significant wineries, the annual McLaren Vale Bell Ringing Ceremony and Districts Tasting heralds the beginning of a new vintage. It’s a special event allowing winemakers and cellar staff from around the region to get together for one last time before vintage kicks off in earnest, and they spend many long days, weeks and months in their wineries.

Each year at the end of summer, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. After months of careful nurturing and observation, winemakers all over the valley finally give the word, “it’s time.”

Four o’clock in the morning. It is pitch dark in the vineyards. In the middle of it are the bright headlights of the grape harvester. The driver is at work with maximum concentration and a great deal of skill. Precise, efficient and reliable, this high-tech system guarantees quality and is irreplaceable when many grapes have to be harvested in a short time.

Casablanca Valley is the pioneer valley for cold weather wines. Its history begins in September of 1982, next to the outstanding Enologist Pablo Morandé who impelled its formation. Its main motivation was the proximity of the coast, the existence of underground water tables and the study of vegetation in the area. Until the germination of the grasses it caught his attention, as well as the sprouting of the thorns, the crops in the peasant orchards, where there was even a vine of seed and table grapes.

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