A German Autumn: Grape Harvest & Federweisser by Laura Boston Thek

Grape Harvest | Laura Boston Thek

Autumn traditionally has a very special meaning for the Palatinate girl that’s still in me. Every year around this time of year I’m overcome by a longing for Flammkuchen (tarte flambée) and Federweisser, the new wine you can only enjoy for a few weeks after the grape harvest.

Weinlese | Laura Boston Thek

The American Photographer Laura Boston Thek has spent several years in the wine areas of southwestern Germany and made sure not to miss documenting the grape harvest in the Palatinate and in Baden-Württemberg with her camera. Her atmospheric images show how picturesque winegrowing can be – especially in autumn.

Weinlese | Laura Boston Thek

Weinlese | Laura Boston Thek

Weinlese | Laura Boston Thek

Reward (and reason) of all the efforts of a grape harvest is of course the new vintage which everyone loves to enjoy as tangy Federweisser as long as the fermentation process allows.

Federweisser | Laura Boston Thek

Federweisser | Laura Boston Thek

And this makes it much less terrible that the leaves start to fall from the trees and the days get shorter and shorter again…

Weinlese | Laura Boston Thek

All pictures courtesy of Laura Boston Thek

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