My job search started at the Belleville train station 50 km North from the Lyon.
Just beside the train station was opened little office where people looking for a job at the vineyards could register and waited for a farmers to come and pick them up.
This year grapes season also known as "Vendange" at Beaujolais region started later then usually at 10th September.
I had arrived at the train from Lyon at 7.40am.
Office was open from 7.30 and already it was a queue.
There was loads of people from different countries sitting and waiting for the job.
This is Patrick from Warsaw and Alena from London.
Patrick was travelling with a friends by the car around the Europe and decided make some moneys at the Vendange in France.
Alena is the photographer from London who decided spent her holidays doing grapes picking.
Later I had met two Lithuanian girls from Vilnius Ruta and Dovile. They are came especially for grapes picking by hitch-hiking.
Atmosphere at the train station was amazing. People were very friendly.
Stolen trolley from the supermarket was converted to the race car.
This is Mike from Germany. He came here on his bicycle with his dog:)
He was the most entertaining guy from the group.
Spanish girl in red came to ask for the the food:)
Was late evening and we still had no job:(
I decided to go back to Lyon for the night and come back next morning to try my luck again.
I had asked my friend Van if I could host my new international friends for the night as they had no place to stay.
Kind Van says Yes. And we took a "free" train to the Lyon:)
Two dorm rooms wit double deck beds for 20 people.
Most of the picking crew were Polish from Gdansk some French and guys and one English-Canadian who wanted to be French:)
Work wasn't to hard. We were starting at 6am with a brekfast and went to the fields at 7.20
Two hours later we had a second breakfast with sandwiches, meet, cheese and wine.
Everybody were drinking as much wine as they wanted.
First three days we were picking a white grapes.
All this goes in to the wine......
Some fields looks like from the pictures.
Another little video...
Birds from this farm on the dinner table.
Traditional cheese plate at the end of the meal.
Something drinkable but not a wine yet.
Vacuum press for the white grapes.
Tanks with grapes juice.
Canadian-British guy Steve and his "best French friend" Allen who was spent all evenings by cleaning his shoes:)
Allen and the shoe:)
At the end of the day some people were tired like a dogs.
UPDATE: My wine bottle just been sold for the £118.
Someone just purchased the best wine in the world. Who is this man? Soon we all will find out:)