|one of Philippe's brothers driving the tractor|
Yesterday was a beautiful warm and sunny day. We lunched outside on the terrace with our friends and spent the afternoon lounging in the sun and chatting. This morning we awoke to torrential rain (Paul and Rick got very wet on their early walk).
Philippe’s vendange went ahead regardless of the weather. We wonder why he didn’t choose to pick the grapes yesterday when the sun was shining. We can only speculate that the date for the vendange is set in stone and Madame Mas’, the matriarch of the family, would have prepared a special harvest meal for the occasion. They didn’t pick a huge crop, thanks to the late frost, but there were quite a few healthy looking bunches that went into the cart.
(Apologies for the quality of the photos but it was raining!)