On the Map: Tuscany

September ushers in the grape harvest in Italy

By / September 2013

When gnarled grape vines hang heavy with clusters of plump fruit, it’s time to harvest in Tuscany. The harvest, which typically occurs around mid-September depending on how hot the summer’s been, is completed by picking the grapes by hand or using a machine to mechanically cull the fruit from the vines. And then the uva begin their arduous transformation into wine.


Emily Bratcher is a contributing writer and editor for EthnoTraveler. She lives in Iowa City.