Grape picking on dizzying slopes, all in the name of a good bottle of wine

And you thought your job was taxing! These workers on the Cruceiro Reixo and Cividade Cellar wine estates are harvesting Mencia grapes in northwestern Spain, on the side of steep hills. More than 3,500 tons of Mencia grapes have been produced in the region this year. But to get those grapes turned into wine, it takes back breaking work. The slopes are so steep that they can only be accessed by foot and to even get to this area, grape pickers must either walk or hitch a ride on a tractor.

The next time you’re enjoying a nice glass of vino, think of all the effort that’s gone into harvesting those grapes!

Via Daily Mail

Grape Harvest boat
Grape Harvest containers being brought up hill
Grape Harvest pickers
person climbing hillside with grape crates
Grape Harvest sorting
person climbing hillside with grape crates

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