The harvest in Champagne is the culmination of a year's work and is the main event of the year.
Despite all the work that's already gone into tending the vines there's still a little more to do to make sure that the vines are ready and the picking goes smoothly
Here's a short interview with Madame Gout of Champagne Goût- Demière ( Goût means taste by the way - what a great name for a champagne maker: Mrs Taste! )
Madame explains that she's hoping for good weather because that always makes for happy pickers and a great atmosphere. Perhaps that's got something to do with the fact that , as Madame says, when the sun shines the champagne flows' à volonté' - basically help yourself to as much as you want.
Sounds like a great place to be a grape picker!