Canal du Midi

The Languedoc in the Occitanie region is France’s largest wine-growing area with a vineyard area of about 250,000 hectares. We cycled along vineyards for hours. As some of them had just been harvested, we could see the huge machines used to do this.

Giant grape harvester

One of the farmers was kind enough to take a break and let us look at his machine.

After a look into the collection container, we understood why some hand-harvested wines have recently been labelled “vegan”.

This one would definitely not be vegan, given the really many snails that are processed along with it.

That’s okay with me, by the way.

Information about taking this photo

  • Focal length: 5.58mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/750s
  • ISO: 50

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