When you work in a vineyard, you are intimately involved with nature. All year long, you tend to the vines—prepping soil, pruning vines, monitoring temps, worrying, trimming canopies, thinning the crop, waiting, watching, waiting—and then you finally harvest the grapes. If you send your grapes to a cooperative, you don’t know what happens to them. It feels unnatural, like something is missing (…).

Check out Susan Manful’s article: https://www.provencewinezine.com/gabriel-giusiano-third-generation-vigneron-at-pey-blanc-followed-the-grapes/

Check out Susan Manful’s excellent blog: https://www.provencewinezine.com/

Photos by Pamela O’Neill.