« Vendanges » is the French word for harvest. It has started on 2010 September the 10th and will last for more than 2 weeks. The vineyards are crowded with persons collecting the precious grapes that will become Champagne after more than 2 years in the cellars.
More and more events are organised during that period around Champagne, vine making and oenology. There are also many celebrations during the harvest in the villages along tourist road of Champagne.