The usually calm and nice Provence changes drastically in September. Farmers get to work because the wine grape has finally matured and it's time for the harvest. Soon the air will be filled with the sweet aroma of the grapes and farmers on tractors will be readying their harvest for processing. Provence is actually the oldest wine grape growing region and the local wines are famous and respectable.
The majority of wine produced here is rosé, a light wine that is very emblematic of the region. And no, rosé isn't a mix of red and white wine, it's made of red grape varieties like Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah, but it's colour is pink because the skins of the grapes are removed before it turns red. The farmers are sometimes really in need of a helping hand so if you want to take part in this truly Provençal activity, just find a vineyard that welcomes volunteers and goes for it!