Thursday, October 25, 2012

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES


Last week my cousin sent me those wonderful photos from their wine yards in Baden-Wuerttemberg in southern Germany. She wanted me to remember scenes from my childhood - and I certainly did. She grew up in a family of grape growers, and at that time they lived at the edge of town. Her mother and my father were siblings. Years later I happened to live at the exact spot, one house behind theirs, but they had already moved out to a farm outside of town, near the forest. The street was called Bergstrasse and when you went up, further and further, and left the last houses, the wine yards appeared. It was, and probably is a very fertile and lovely region. I did not lay eyes on it for at least forty years, and maybe I should have a look at my next visit in Germany. I loved walking up there as a young girl. I always admired the view down the valley and the beauty of the wine yards in all seasons. Few times I helped picking grapes. And what grapes - look at them! Best quality wine is made from them and the wine yards are at the height of their glory in autumn, when the leaves explode in a spectrum of colors, and the grapes are full of ripe sweetness. Thank you Eri for taking me down the memory lane! :-)

Please zoom in at the pictures, it is very worth it!








They are still growing grapes, but those photographs are probably not taken from the same wine yard, I really have to ask her about it...
The grapes shown here are Trollinger, Lemberger and Riesling.

7 comments:

Zaunwinde said...

Der württembergische Wein hat einen sehr guten Ruf und ist keine Massenware. Früher hieß es immer, er wird kaum in andere Länder exportiert, denn die Württemberger trinken den überwiegend selbst.
Schönen Tag und liebe Grüße von Zaunwinde

Hilde said...

Wow, great photos, I enjoyed seing them very much :) I'm sure those grapes make a delicious wine.

A few years ago I planted a grape plant in my garden, but unfortunately it never made it through the following winter. Think I would like to try again next year.

Have a happy weekend, Yael.
Hugs :)

rachel awes said...

heavenly!
sending love to
your little girl inside!
xox

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely, I really love wine, red of course. You have to go there, and pick the ones that will feels good enough.

Sacramento Amate said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I feel like having some grape right away.
Thank you, my dear Yael for your friendship. Such a wonderful present to me.
Enjoy your weekend.
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Annuk said...

Wonderful memories, Yael!!! I can see how happy they made you!
And as a "wine region child" these pictures deeply resonate with me! :)
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Yael!

Eva said...

Mouth watering. How I'd love to have a glass of white wine now.