National Geographic : 1953 Feb
239 Kotlachromes by Melvin Hall 4 Viniculturists Admire the Day's Harvest. + Red Wine Gushes from a Mobile Press Wine making begins before the harvest ends. White grapes (opposite page) go directly to the presses. Red grapes are crushed and briefly fermented before pressing, so that new wine flows from the pressoir. Below: Booted men turn the press while a helper carries pitchers of young wine. From time to time they stop work to sample their product. For no more than a friendly smile, bystanders can try a sip. Above: M. Jean-Marie Defert (in straw hat) and his family count their blessings; the crop is good.