Category Archives: Agriculture

Wine for a Year: Raining Beauty

There is something about farmland that calls us. Well, it calls me, anyway. I’m out away from the city. I can listen to the close sounds of birds, and the quiet, distant sounds of tractors, and on this day, the … Continue reading

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Perfect Light, Konyári Pince, Balatonlelle, Hungary

I’ve learned over the years to go out to make my photographs with a plan, but if the situation isn’t what I wanted, to change the plan, or walk away. I’ll usually try to shoot through the transition from one … Continue reading

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Pressing Merlot, Palkonya, Hungary

Wow. I let more than a week slip by. In the mean time, I’ve been to two more wineries, but let me finish up with Haraszti Pince before I move on. Being a small winery, this little auger-driven press is … Continue reading

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Under the Spreading Walnut Tree, Palkonya, Hungary

During a break in the harvest, I caught some shade under a walnut tree, and I saw this great view of the Villány valley, with Palkonya’s red Church of St. Elisabeth spire, marking the center of the village. I tried … Continue reading

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What the Heck Is a Puttony, Anyway?

Hungarians, like many people, love their traditions. If you’re a fan of sweet Tokaji wines, you’ve probably seen references to three, four, five, or even six “puttonyos” classifications. This refers to the number of baskets of grapes inoculated with the … Continue reading

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