Ploughing a vineyard by horse

One of the more unusual developments in winemaking has been the re-introduction of ploughing by horse. The horses work a busy seven to eight hours a day and it typically takes 18 hours to plough a single hectare of vines; two trips are made for a full row of vines, so that each side of the vine has had the soil lifted and turned for aeration and water access. This film was made at the famous Maison M. Chapoutier in the northern Rhone, France.

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