Les Vendanges dans le Lavaux, The Grape Harvest in the vineyard of Lavaux, Switzerland (Suisse) - 60 HD photos
The Vendanges (Grape Harvest) are a unique moment of the Lavaux in Switzerland
The grape harvest in Lavaux happens every year around end of September and October in Switzerland, and it’s a beautiful and unique busy moment of the year for the Lavaux region. All the winemaker of Lavaux are busy more or less at the same moment, and it creates very intense senes in the vineyard, with hundreds of people harvesting the grapes. The grapes will be used to make white wine, which is quite famous actually in the region. It’s also a very festive moment, when lot of traditional celebrations are held in this region. But the most magic moment is probably the beautiful intense view on the lake, with dramatic perspective on the vineyard, the Leman Lake (Lac Léman, also called Geneva Lake), the Alps mountains chain in the background, and for sure on the front the grapes! We’ve been lucky enough to be invited by closest friends to help them harvesting this year on a weekend, and it was lot of fun and nice unforgettable moments! We started around 7am, which explains the very warm and nice light that the sunrise gave us, which was probably one of the few days where the Lavaux is so crystal clear! We had a long but enjoyable day, with lot of fun and nice talks in the middle of the vineyard! Enjoy the view!