Blind and Visually Impaired Harvest: Cultivating Unity on World Sight Day
Every year, on World Sight Day, we gather at Disznókő Winery to celebrate an exceptional harvest. It’s a testament to the human spirit’s triumph and our community’s strength. In the spirit of inclusion and support for the visually impaired, we invite our friends who face the daily challenge of living with blindness or visual impairments to join us in the vineyards. Our cherished tradition of the „Blind and Visually Impaired Harvest” is dedicated to raising awareness about visual impairments. It offers us a chance to understand, value, and celebrate the beauty of the harvest in the company of those who perceive the world from a unique perspective.
In 2013, we planted the seeds of an idea that would grow into an annual tradition, showcasing the indomitable spirit of individuals facing visual challenges. In collaboration with the Első Miskolc Lions Club, we continue our mission to fight preventable and reversible blindness, ensuring no one loses sight needlessly. The „Blind and Visually Impaired Harvest” is a poignant reminder of the importance of inclusion and community.
An Empowering Experience: Harvesting Grapes with Vision Impairments
Harvesting grapes is always a challenge, whether someone is born with visual impairments or has acquired them later in life. It requires heightened senses, unwavering determination, and the support of dedicated companions. Traversing the vineyard’s uneven terrain and finding and harvesting grapes among the vines requires intense concentration and unwavering determination. The experience of touch, smell, and sound heightens the connection to the land and the harvest.
Our visually impaired friends have always approached this annual tradition with immense enthusiasm. It allows them to step outside their daily routines, proving that in the face of adversity, they can excel, adapt, and savor the pleasures of life just like anyone else. It’s a journey of self-discovery, a reminder that the pace at which we accomplish tasks doesn’t define our capability.
We believe in the power of unity and the significance of sharing our good fortune. The „Blind and Visually Impaired Harvest” is more than just a day in the vineyard; it’s a lesson in humanity. It reminds us that assistance can come in many forms. It’s not just about monetary support; it’s about giving our time, attention, and understanding. This annual event encourages us to embrace diversity and accept the differences that make our world so beautifully unique.
Braille on the Label – Enhancing Accessibility
Our aim is clear: to make life easier for blind wine lovers. Braille wine bottle labels help better identify, classify, and choose wines independently. This is a way of giving something back to those who have made a real contribution.
In 2021, we proudly introduced the „Disznókő Visus,” a wine created from the harvest by our visually impaired friends. A mere 300 bottles of this exceptional Hárslevelű wine were crafted with love and care and adorned with Braille script, making it accessible to those who read with their fingertips. The name „Visus” was carefully chosen to honor the determined individuals who, despite visual challenges, hand-picked these grapes.
The Braille-labelled Disznókő Visus is more than a delightful, dry wine. It symbolizes unity, demonstrating that support can come in many forms. By purchasing this wine, you are not only treating your taste buds but also contributing to a noble cause, helping to support the blind and visually impaired.
The success and warm reception of the 2021 vintage Visus filled us with excitement and hope to continue this tradition by crafting a new vintage of this remarkable charity wine.