The process of growing grapes and turning them into great wines has always been a fascinating one to me. It’s not only filled with plenty of decisions to be made about what to do in the vineyard, but also what not to do and when to leave things be.
In this photo, Corinne and Damien of C&D Deneufbourg, a small husband-wife winery that produces certified organic red and white wines, examine one of their vineyards earlier this year just outside of Perpignan, France in the Roussillon area. They had already pruned the vineyard and were ready to await bud break, signaling the start of the 2014 vintage growth cycle.
Darrin Ballman is currently traveling through Europe photographing a dozen different small wine producers as they harvest their 2014 crop. You can help fund Darrin’s travels, win prizes, order prints, and book your spot at the Cincinnati reception debuting his photographs from the trip by clicking here.
Learn more about Art in the Harvest and follow along with Darrin’s journey on his blog.
To view more of Darrin’s photography, please visit darrinballman.com