Having grown up on a farm, I’m nostalgic for the harvest season that starts in late September. Perhaps that’s why I loved this image of grapes hanging from the ceiling of an Umbrian farmhouse. According to the story in the September issue of The World of Interiors these clusters of moscatello, trebbiano and malvasia grapes hang above an open fire for four months taking on the flavors of the smoke and whatever else is cooked on the fire. Then they’re pressed to make vin santo. The owner, Isabella dalla Ragione, says “it’s the most beautiful ceiling you could ever see.” I dare say she’s right.
Photo by Tim Beddow