Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Check out this vineyard in a hole

Tom Shreve came up after I did a presentation at the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge to tell me about an unusual vineyard he had seen on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in the Arecife area. Check out his photos.

Here's what Tom said about the vineyard: "
The photos were taken in November of 2005 and one out a bus window.

"You can see that there are the round pits and also some with shallower pits and a horseshoe shaped wall. The walls help catch moisture as I recall.

"The pits are large so they have to climb down to harvest. They told us they get a lot of grapes from each pit, I recall it as being in the hundreds of pounds."

Anyone else experienced unusual vineyards?

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