Friday, September 25, 2009

Douro Fruit

A view from the new terraces being built above the winery. Looking over the Douro River.

New terraces being built from the near-dust that makes up the earth.

When the fruit arrives it passes on this table for selection.

Vedemmia, Douro, Portugal

Foot-treading is still practiced in the Douro region. These open concrete tanks, referred to as 'lagars', are about 10x15 feet and 3 feet deep. Every morning people are treading in the tanks singing.

Trucks drive from the high terraces above the river and unload in this area.