This year, I again helped with the harvest at Domaine Garcia in Nuits-Saint-Georges. As I am both slow and not extremely handy, my help could not be compared with that of an experienced local worker. I did my best, however!
I started out with the team on Aug. 26, and I had my last working day on Sept. 13 when we made the last of the NSG Herbues cuvees.
In total, I did 9.5 harvest days, which were (for me) hard work. If I’m completely honest, I feel just as tired this year as after the 2021 harvest, where I – to my own amazement – went the whole distance.
This year, Domaine Garcia harvested for 22+ days, significantly longer than a normal estate due to the baie-par-baie technique used at the domaine. I admire Pierre-Olivier Garcia for his persistence and endurance. Even for him, this is a long, hard race.
Thanks to all the friends who participated in the harvest, making every day a joyful experience. Thanks to all the crazy Danes who made Nuits-Saint-Georges a temporary Danish colony. Thanks to Tavs Ritzau, Domaine Garcia’s Danish importer, for arranging the Danish invasion. Well done to all!
Additional visits during harvest 2022
To get some other impressions, I visited several domaines, as I also watched the harvest in the vineyards between Premeaux and Gevrey-Chambertin.
Here are some photographic impressions: