The earliest evidence of grape harvests dates back to 10,000 B.C. in the historic region of the Middle East referred to as the Fertile Crescent because of the lush characteristics of the soil, which is furrowed by the four great rivers Nile, Jordan, Tigris and Euphrates.
The harvest time was part of a religious ceremony of thanksgiving to the gods for the fruits that the earth offered to man.
A true sacred ritual was also for the ancient Romans, who celebrated the Vinalia Rustica on August 19.
This was the name of the festival in honor of Jupiter that marked the beginning of the grape harvest.
Harvesting was done manually and the grapes, laid in small containers were then collected in lacus vinaria, tanks in which crushing took place.
The event led to the suspension of all other activities in order to devote themselves entirely to the harvest and the celebratory moments and family and social sharing that followed.
The grape harvest retained these characteristics of sacredness until the middle of the last century.
In the Trebbia Valley, the grape harvest enjoys a unique setting that reflects the essence of an area with precious resources and unrepeatable characteristics.
Indeed, it is the environmental and climatic factors that determine the quality of the wines produced, confirming the strong wine vocation of the valley.
The grape harvest retains its deepest meaning, constituting aunique opportunity to rediscover the scents of the earth, the pleasure of being together, waiting to be able to taste the fruits that nature offers, the new wines, which will become the welcome protagonists of convivial occasions.