by Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 18 October 2013

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