Harvest time at Saison full of friends

The morning sun rises over the vineyard overlooking Maple Bay on Monday, Oct. 1, as family and friends begin Saison Market Vineyard’s 2019 fall harvest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)The morning sun rises over the vineyard overlooking Maple Bay on Monday, Oct. 1, as family and friends begin Saison Market Vineyard’s 2019 fall harvest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
From field to glass, Saison Market Vineyard grows vitis vinifera grapes for their neighbouring wineries to create Pinot Gris, Pinor Noir, Gewürztraminer and Seigerrebe. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)From field to glass, Saison Market Vineyard grows vitis vinifera grapes for their neighbouring wineries to create Pinot Gris, Pinor Noir, Gewürztraminer and Seigerrebe. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Under the watchfull eye of the family dog, Brulé, grapes are snipped off their vines during Saison’s annual harvest this fall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Under the watchfull eye of the family dog, Brulé, grapes are snipped off their vines during Saison’s annual harvest this fall. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Bunch by bunch, row by row, Saison Market Vineyard’s Ingrid Lehwald picks grapes during their friends and family harvest event in October. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Bunch by bunch, row by row, Saison Market Vineyard’s Ingrid Lehwald picks grapes during their friends and family harvest event in October. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Grapes are hand-harvested, but a tractor roams the rows to pick up the heavy bins the grapes were stored in. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Grapes are hand-harvested, but a tractor roams the rows to pick up the heavy bins the grapes were stored in. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard. From clipping grapes off the vines to helping with daily snacks and lunches, there’s much to do and plenty of help — and laughs — along the way. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
From field to glass, Saison Market Vineyard grows vitis vinifera grapes for their neighbouring wineries to create Pinot Gris, Pinor Noir, Gewürztraminer and Seigerrebe. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)From field to glass, Saison Market Vineyard grows vitis vinifera grapes for their neighbouring wineries to create Pinot Gris, Pinor Noir, Gewürztraminer and Seigerrebe. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Many hands make light work. Ingrid Lehwald and Frédéric Desbiens rely on help from family and friends during the harvest at Saison Market Vineyard.