One of the things I look forward to all year long is the Vendemmia at our Tuscan farm, Podere Erica. And I am not the only one! In Tuscany the month of September is devoted to the precious Grape. In a region where this crop is of such importance, it is only natural that there are many events celebrating the grape and grape harvest (vendemmia). You can find events in Greve, Rufina, Panzano and Impruneta. Click here to find out more.
This year there was a lot to celebrate. The weather cooperated to produce a fantastic crop. Take a look at the grape cluster below – lusciously full. And there were so many that you could stand in one spot and practically fill a container. We picked 15,000 pounds of grapes that sunny morning in September.
The picking crew included our friends who live in Florence, family from Calabria, and friends who traveled from Barcelona. Even I got out of the kitchen long enough to pick some grapes! (more…)