The harvest is the moment every winegrower has been waiting for. Various tasks are offered to the seasonal workers:
• the picker cuts the bunches in the vine rows;
• the « loader » empties the buckets from the pickers into the harvest bins;
• the press operator empties the harvest bins into the press and monitors the pressing, the juice flow and transfer to stainless-steel vats.
During the harvest, the whole region is abuzz as the work is crucial and monopolizes a huge workforce. Even more abuzz than other regions since Champagne grapes must be pressed immediately after picking to prevent the onset of fermentation and the juice from turning the colour of a red wine.