As it so happens, when you weren’t looking, we snuck into France. For more on our 2019 travels in Gaul, put your clicker on here: http://norskmaiden.com/category/france-2019/
They often trim the vines close to the ground where it’s warmer.
In other areas they train the vines up individual posts instead of a trellis.
As you can see, the hill is quite steep.
Very rocky soil.
…and a stop at the chocolate factory! Valrhona, it’s called. Which we unknowingly will use later in our journey in Paris to make chocolate lava cakes in our cooking class.