In pictures: French farmers use fire to try to save their vineyards

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In pictures: French farmers use fire to try to save their vineyards

Workers and wine growers light heaters early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France.
Christian Hartmann | Reuters

Jack Frost is nipping at France's vineyards as a spring cold snap has swept across some of the country's most famous wine regions, including Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy.

Scroll through to see how some farmers are using fire to try to save their vineyards.

  • Farmers spray water early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis.


    Water is sprayed early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France.
    Christian Hartmann | Reuters
  • Water-covered vineyards, as seen early in the morning.


    Water covered vineyards are seen early in the morning as water is sprayed to protect them frost damage outside Chablis, France April 28, 2017.
    Christian Hartmann | Reuters
  • Heaters warm the vineyards before dawn.


    Heaters are lit early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France.
    Christian Hartmann | Reuters
  • Workers and wine growers light heaters early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France.


    Workers and wine growers light heaters early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France April 28, 2017.
    Christian Hartmann | Reuters
  • A view of a vineyard from afar in Chablis, France.


    Heaters are lit early in the morning to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France.
    Christian Hartmann | Reuters