The summer has really coming to its end... but we don't mourn about it. There are so many beautiful things in Autumn that we can be happy for! One of my favorite is the annual 'grape harvest'. This year we are doing it 'together with KlassDSign'. :)
It is always fun to participate a traditional grape harvest in a private vinery at the countryside. I have so many memories of it! My grandfather had two vineries in the Zala county in Hungary, so every year in early October all the family gathered together and helped him to pick all the yummy grapes and start the wine-making process. Of course each time the hard work finishes in a big festival-kind celebration with some fresh must and handpicked, oven-baked chesnuts. It is sooooooooo great!
Although my grandfather no longer with us, and those vineries are not ours anymore, we still have plenty of chances to experience the grape harvest feeling in every Autumn. My father has his own vinery now, so of course we are always welcome to help :) Although it is not the same anymore, the annual grape harvest brings me such beautiful memories. Plus it inspires me in so many ways - interior decoration, fashion, food, colors... :)
And there are so many delicious fruits waiting to be harvested during the Autumn - apple, plum, blueberry, blackberry, etc. Just look around, I'm sure you will find at least one harvesting festival somewhere near.
P.S.: Don't forget to taste the sweet, fresh must! X
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