The two local daily newspapers both published the story of the approaching tenth harvest at Rives-Blanques. This was celebrated earlier this month by an assault of the peak Rives Blanques in the French Pyrenees.
“Running a vineyard is like climbing a mountain” they reported Jan Panman as saying. “You can surround yourself with experts, but there are still surprises. And you still have to climb it yourself”.
The newspapers attributed the success of the vineyard to the team-work of its main players.