Grape Harvest in Cachapoal Valley, Chile: Time for Wine!

The beginning of Autumn in the South Hemisphere is the perfect time to drink some wine, eat some typical food, and participate in the grape harvest festivities!

Maybe some of you have heard about Chilean wines. This time, let me invite you to one of the most important festivities of my country: Grape Harvest. The Harvest Festival includes activities that celebrate the harvest of wine grapes in the Central Zone of Chile, comprised of Ligua River in the north, to Ñuble river in the south. These places are considered the most fertile soils and increased productivity, as well as those who are undergoing major modernization and industrialization in wine industry. Indeed, it is the area where the largest population of the country sits!

Here is where you’ll encounter the typical traditions born of the Chilean countryside. Grape harvest activities required in a short period of time requires a lot of labor. To the relative scarcity of this, producers are rewarded with festive activities work.

This Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for the cultivation and production of high quality musts (freshly pressed fruit juice). This is also where harvests are more organized, and festivals are more luxurios and lush in all the country.

There are different stands where each winery showing their best products. You may be tasting your wine glass and re-fill it as often as you want! To avoid drunkenness, you can find different local and rural products, from classic empanadas, to grilled lamb, beef jerky, jams, fruit field, craft beer, chocolate cakes, pickles and more.

Finally, everyone dances to the cueca (Chilean traditional dance), although tropical rhythms is what most catches the public.

Credits: gatokinetik-o

This is my Autumn getaway, but here in my city!

written by gatokinetik-o on 2013-05-21 in #lifestyle #winery #valley #chile #lomography #rancagua #vintage #festivities #traditions #country #chilean-wines #harvest #wine #analogue-lifestyle #autumn #grape-harvest

More Interesting Articles

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to Santiago

    written by daniellondono on 2015-08-21 in #world #lifestyle #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to Santiago

    The city of Santiago stands beautifully in Chile's central valley and along the Andes mountains. As one of the most developed cities in South America, not only does it possess scenic natural attractions, but an incredible urban life as well.

  • Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Bandung, Indonesia, Part 1 - Join Our Lomowalk!

    Where do I begin? Believe me, I know many places in Bandung. From a cozy cafe to where the famous street food and maybe even drinks can be found, to places for lomowalks, it would be my pleasure to show you all around Bandung - the city I love and the city of love!

  • Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    written by odio-et-amo on 2014-09-10 in #lifestyle
    Changing Seasons: Durham in Autumn

    Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-10-21 in #people #lomoamigos
    Nature & Culinary Delights With The New Petzval Lens and Feldküche

    Feldküche is a group that organizes dinner parties with a difference by cooking wonderful meals for groups throughout the Austrian countryside. This summer, we gave them a New Petzval lens to use in capturing their wonderful gatherings of people, food, drink and nature. We then got the opportunity to chat with Martin Fetz who runs the organization about what they do and their experiences shooting with the Petzval.

  • Lomography x MELT! Winner Announcement

    written by zonderbar on 2015-07-16 in #world #competitions
    Lomography x MELT! Winner Announcement

    Together with the people behind MELT! Festival, we asked for your most beautiful festival moments in pictures. It's time to reveal the winner of two festival tickets (including camping) and more Lomography prizes.

    5
  • Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-12-12 in #world #locations
    Getting Festive with the Petzval Lens

    If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!

  • Shop News

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Fisheye One Pearl Blue

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    written by petit_loir on 2015-06-29 in #world #competitions #videos
    Win Tickets for Melt! Festival in Germany

    There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.

  • Petzval Amigos: Mark Scadding and William Paltridge of Double Exposure

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-27 in #people #lomoamigos
    Petzval Amigos: Mark Scadding and William Paltridge of Double Exposure

    Mark Scadding and William Paltridge form Double Exposure Photographic and are based in the South of England. They have used the Petzval lens extensively for portraiture and a few food photography shots. We were intrigued to know more about this creative duo and asked them about shooting with this exciting lens.

  • Best of LomoKino Tipsters

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-12 in #gear #tipster #videos
    Best of LomoKino Tipsters

    Channel your inner filmmaker and tell your very own story through the LomoKino, just in time for the highly-anticipated 68th Cannes Film Festival set to take place later this month. We've rounded up some of the most innovative and informative tipsters from the community for you to peruse before you start crankin'!

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • Twenty-haitch and his Weapon of Choice: Minolta SRT 201

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-08-08 in #gear #lifestyle
    Twenty-haitch and his Weapon of Choice: Minolta SRT 201

    Packing all his essentials in a van, Michael Roy Harris is currently on a road trip around South Africa with his beloved girlfriend before heading to Sri Lanka to exhaust his hard-earned travel fund. To continue exploring the world, he wholeheartedly does all sorts of jobs - from delivering pizza to cleaning barnacles off expensive yachts. In this interview, he shares why the Minolta SRT 201 is the perfect match for his adventurous soul and carefree lifestyle.

    2
  • Travel Stories: The Bolivian Highlands by lonur

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-08-25 in #world #locations
    Travel Stories: The Bolivian Highlands by lonur

    My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.

    11
  • Glastonbury As Seen Through the New Petzval 85 Lens by Taio Konishi

    written by ciscoswank on 2015-07-10 in #people #lifestyle #lomoamigos
    Glastonbury As Seen Through the New Petzval 85 Lens by Taio Konishi

    The Glastonbury Festival is arguably one of the most anticipated and renowned music festivals in the world. It is a joy to be able to watch it, and a privilege to capture scenes on and off stage. Apart from creating beautiful portraits, the Petzval Lens is great for adding an albeit subtle drama to the already spectacular scenes of music festivals. Japanese photographer Taio Konishi photographed this year's Glastonbury with a Petzval 85mm Lens, and here are some of the photos. He also talks about his Petzval-meets-Glastonbury experience in this exclusive.

    3