The Grape Pickers, 1991, watercolour 23" x 29".
The vendange is an occasion, usually in October, when family and friends all get together to help harvest the grapes and have a jolly day even though the work is laborious. The grapes are picked into buckets which are emptied into larger dustbin-like containers strapped to the backs of some of the men who carry them to a waiting lorry containing one or two big vats into which the grapes are emptied and taken home to be stored and eventually pressed.
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