Sunday Photo – Grape Stompin’


At Viñedos Alcohuaz high up in the Andes overlooking  Chile’s amazingly blue skied Valle de Elqui they make wines the old fashioned way. Amongst the ancient techniques they use is the time honored tradition of crushing grapes underfoot. They say that it is a gentler technique than most modern ones and that it results in better wines. Though this new winery has yet to release any of their wines commercially, we got to taste a few and they were delicious! I don’t know if they were delicious because the grapes were stomped on, but delicious they were and the stomping – it was a blast and one of the absolute highlights of a great trip!

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