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Harvest Through History : Yesterday (Part Two)


In our second part of our Harvest Through History series, let’s enjoy the view from the present day and look at some unearthed photos of the 20th and 21st centuries of Harvest at Château de Pommard.

Every day, we uncover more rare, and incredibly awe-inspiring, imagery from our ancient archives and from further afield and because at Château de Pommard we love to share we know its unfair to keep them buried in our vaults.

To take a look at Part One of Harvest Through History : Yesteryear click here and for Part Three, click Today.

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The grapes have been collected and fermented following harvest and the must is now being removed from the fermentation vats. Workers of the Laplanche family in the Cuverie getting their boots juicy, circa 1960.

Château de Pommard Harvest
In the cobbled Courtyard of Honor, Harvesters big and small prepare for a day in Clos Marey-Monge snipping grapes off the vine. 

Château de Pommard Harvest
Harvesters, believed to be associates of the Laplanche family, place wooden grape baskets on to tractors. Tractor technology has come a long way since!

Château de Pommard Harvest
Nadine and Jean Laplanche pose by their wooden baskets just before Harvest happens, circa 1985.

Château de Pommard Harvest
A Cuverie staff member inspects the wooden fermentation vats shortly after grapes have been sorted and placed inside. Fermentation is next!

Château de Pommard Harvest
A member of the vineyard team cleans his tractor in the Courtyard of Honor, Harvest 1992. The courtyard looks a lot cleaner today! 

Château de Pommard Harvest
The all-important wooden baskets for grape collecting are cleaned and prepared, ready for the start of Harvest, the following day. 1992.

Château de Pommard Harvest Harvest workers on their way to work, circa 1990, judging by their hairstyles.

Château de Pommard Harvest
Harvest and Vineyard workers wind on their way up Rue Marey-Monge to the office – Clos Marey-Monge. Château Micault, in the background, in need of TLC. Circa 1990.

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In the Cuverie, the team bleed the fermentation vat to taste the bright red juice. Circa 1990.

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Look at that color!

Château de Pommard Harvest
Wooden crates loaded with grapes are transported from the vineyard into the cobbled Courtyard of Honor.

Château de Pommard Harvest
The grapes, still in their wooden crates are transported – on someone’s back! – into the Cuverie from the tractor. 

Château de Pommard Harvest
This seems a bit more sensible! Loading the wooden crates directly into the Cuverie…

Château de Pommard Harvest

Château de Pommard Harvest With the grape juice now in the barrels, the leftover must is cleared and cleaned from the fermentation vats. It’s a sticky job, but someone’s got to do it.

 

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