Updated October 26, 2018 20:42:58
On a picturesque island off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan, elderly workers are hand-picking grapes for what is perhaps one of the world’s most remote wineries.
It’s hard work — just four people picking 25 hectares of vineyards — and because it’s close to the sea, salt and wind make life even harder.
This is more than just a business — it’s been a lifeline that’s kept the elderly employed and given this island hope for the future.
Twenty-five years ago a devastating earthquake and tsunami killed hundreds of locals — and now the island is facing a new battle for survival.Read More at www.abc.net.au