Monday 31 October 2011


Although an old photo...

Sunday 30 October 2011

Sunday 23 October 2011

Saturday 22 October 2011

Winemaking is not always that easy...

Pian dell'Altare, Ripacandida

Thursday 20 October 2011

By the light...

Pian dell'Altare, Ripacandida

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Then suddenly...

...autumn arrived also in Basilicata last week, while we were grape-harvesting.
Winery "Eleano"
Pian dell'Altare

Monday 17 October 2011

How green was my valley

View from the winery's terrace
Pian dell'Altare, Ripacandida

Sunday 16 October 2011

Ready for the grape harvest

Pian dell'Altare,

Saturday 15 October 2011

The scent of sunlight

It was 27° Celsius the other day when I assisted in the late harvest of the unique autochthonous "Aglianico del Vulture" grapes in the magnificent vulcanic "Vulture" area of the southern Italian region of Basilicata. The warm autumn sun accentuated the mixture of natural scents of earth, olive-and chestnut tree bark, vine leaves and grapes, while the air was filled with laughter and soft singing of the youngsters who picked the grapes.
A perfect atmosphere which I had wished could last forever.
Pian dell'Altare, Ripacandida

Wednesday 5 October 2011