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Olive Harvest on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie:

Grape harvest season may be well and truly over, but the shorter days and cooler nights of November can only mean one thing – it’s the turn of the olives on the French Riviera. The harvest season officially kicked off on October 27th.

…Continue reading here to find out about the 300,000 olives trees in the Alpes Maritimes

Via:: The Riviera Grapevine

      

 

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Chrissie McClatchie

Chrissie McClatchie

Sydney born Chrissie fell in love with the French Riviera at the age of 17, when she embarked on six months of French lessons (and table dancing at the Vieux Nice institution Chez Waynes).

Almost ten years after her first Nice experience, Chrissie returned to Nice for a summer and somewhat fortuitously landed a role with a local company selling fine wine to the superyachts along the coast, which cemented her passion for the fermented grape.

In late 2012 Chrissie started her blog, The Riviera Grapevine, to chronicle the wonderful and little known local wines and indigenous grapes found along the French and Italian Riviera. Chrissie still works in wine and can often be found enjoying a sneaky Provence rosé at one of the al fresco bars on Nice's Place Garibaldi, or with her nose in her ever expanding collection of wine literature.

Chrissie's Riviera Grapevine can be found here

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