Grapes on the vine in Mendoza, Argentina, for the National Grape Harvest Festival
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Harvest time in Mendoza. Let the harvest begin
It’s late summer in Argentina - harvest time for the nation’s grape crop. Though mechanical grape harvesters have been available since the 1960s, many wineries still prefer to hand-pick grapes to ensure gentler handling and a higher-quality grape selection. Both methods seem to work well in Mendoza; the region has become the largest wine producer in Argentina, best known for its high-altitude malbec wines grown at the foothills of the Andes. Salud!