The month of September brings splashes of color to the vineyards in the Jura. The grape leaves start to turn orange and brown. Large yellow and purple grape clusters wait to be harvested. Men and women move up and down the rows picking fruit while red tractors wait nearby to transport it.
Jura is a department in eastern France in the province of Franche-Comté which is east of Burgundy and west of Switzerland.Burgundian grapes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are grown in the Jura, along with local varieties Savagnin (white), Poulsard and Trousseau (red).
In the video below take a look at the beginning of the harvest in Jura, filmed during the second week in September 2011.