Taken yesterday on a trip to buy wine from Domaine d’Estève, about 7 kilometres away. It’s still definitely autumn here, with the leaves on the plane trees just turning brown and the temperature up to 16 degrees even on a cloudy day like this. The vine growers are beginning to prune their vines. This takes a long time – all winter for those who have large vineyards – as it all must be done by hand with secateurs.
The vines in the foreground in the pictures above are the ones I photographed last month – here – which have now been pruned ready for next year’s growth.
The dark green foliage on the hillside to the left is mostly evergreen arbutus and holm oak. There’s some nice old terracing in the photo on the right. I wish the sun had been shining, but we’re having unusually cloudy weather this week.