The picker is given a metal bin called a "tacho." He moves down the vineyard row collecting grapes and filling the basket. A fully loaded tacho weighs 20 kilos.
The worker hoists the tacho to his shoulder and runs with it to the truck.
A wooden plank leads up to the back of the truck. Balance is important, as the ramp has a tendency to bounce under the combined weight of body and fruit.
The picker dumps the grapes into the back of the truck. Another crew member shovels the growing Malbec mountain to distribute the load evenly.
The foreman tosses a "ficha" or token into the picker's empty tacho. Payment is made to the worker according to the number of fichas he has collected during the day.
At high noon it's time to break for lunch. The crew washes up while sausages are cooked on a portable asado grill. They sit in the shade of a eucalyptus tree and enjoy chorizo on a bun with vino casero.
A little Bolivian girl plays quietly in the vineyard while her mother and father relax during lunch break. She takes a fat cluster of grapes from her mother's basket, carefully wraps it up in her pink blanket, and rocks Baby Malbec to sleep.
Work continues throughout the afternoon until all of the grapes have been picked from every row.