The end of September is approaching. These upcoming fall months welcome festive holidays and cold nights. Fall weather bears brisk air and dark evenings, perfect for sipping wine among a warm fire and close friends. This time of year also brings new clusters of grapes, emerging among long mesmerizing vineyards. At this time, grapes are ready for harvest and stored to be aged for long amounts of time developing a satisfying flavor.
My mornings in Provence begin early during grape harvest season. I rise at 5:30 AM and start off with a double espresso and two fried eggs to give me the energy I need for the day. I enjoy my drive to Lourmarin, taking in breathtaking views of early morning sun rays illuminating the main square of La Place de la Mairie. At this plaza, I pick up a fresh and flakey croissant from Lauris Bakery to eat at the Chateau Fontvert Vineyard for my mid-morning snack.