EACH MORNING AT about 7:00 I hear a distinct clipping sound outside the window. It is our neighbor trimming the vines of his small vineyard (I took a picture of it yesterday evening). In the few days we have been here we have noticed that many of the family farms in the area include a few rows of grapes. In our neighbor's case he has 5 rows of vines -- each row about 40 meters long. When I muster enough courage I'll go out and ask him what kind they are and what he plans to do with them after they are harvested. I wonder if he just sells them to a local producer or if he will actually get his own wine from his own grapes.
I hope the clipping continues.