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Number of kilos (1100 pounds) of grapes per day that a picker in Champagne can harvest. Manual picking remains the tradition in Champagne since the 18th century and is required. Each year about 120,000 pickers, working in teams called hordons, have a roughly three-week window to bring in the entire 400k tons of fruit (the region’s mandatory cap on yields, equal to 10,400 kg/hectare or 4.6 tons/acre).

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