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In 1984 I had the opportunity to stay with my mother-in-law's friend, Gretchen, in Stuttgart.
She took us into the countryside to the small town of Brettach where she had ownership in a small vineyard.
These vineyards are on separate land from homesteads, and all seemed to all have a small (~6x8) "cabin" with a cot and hot plate.
We spent the day with the extended family harvesting wine grapes.
When we were done, the group gathered for hot cider and bratwurst grilled over an open fire.
This day was one of the most enjoyable I have ever spent in Germany... or anywhere.
It was great getting to know the local people and work with them in a time-honored celebration of the earth's bounty.

LINK TO WIKIPEDIA'S PAGE ON BRETTACH

TRAVEL: 1984 -


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(images scanned from old slides)



The best looking grape picker in the group, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



The extended family picking wine grapes, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



Wine grapes, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



Me picking the wine grapes, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.
(photo by Joyce Heinbaugh)



The extended family and friends gather for bratwurst and cider, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.
(photo by Joyce Heinbaugh)



Joyce overseeing the Bratwurst on the grill, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



Bratwurst taste best grilled over an open fire, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



The processing of the wine grapes begins with de-stemming at the communal machine, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.



Our host, Gretchen, shows us the communal ovens where everyone schedules to bake bread, Brettach, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany, 1984.




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