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Wine Harvest Festival begins at Paris's inner city vinyard

11 October 2018

Paris's Wine Harvest Festival began on Wednesday to celebrate the grape harvest at the city's famous vineyard. The vineyard perched on top of a hill situated in Montmartre. Before the district of Montmartre was engulfed into the urban landscape, the hillside was covered with vineyards.

Now the Clos Montmartre is the only remaining vineyard, and over the years, activists have fought hard to protect this little corner of agriculture in the city. A total of 1,400 50-centiliter bottles of wine have been produced and all proceeds will go to charitable causes to support the community in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The festival will continue until October 14 involving a range of events to highlight the winemaking culture and the community of Montmartre.