Harvesting with children in unirrigated vineyards. (Spain)
Traditionally vineyards, like cereal plantations, have been widely grown unirrigated in Spain. Nowadays, vineyards are one of the most water-consuming crops.
In many villages in Castilla wine was of great social importance, because apart from personal consumption, it was used (together with bread and money) to pay rent, interest, exchanges and work and services. For this reason, local councils scrupulously regulated its management.