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12.19.2014

Vinography Images: The Chaos of Crush

The Chaos of Crush A load of grapes enters a crusher destemmer in the midst of harvest in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an... continue reading

12.12.2014

Vinography Images: New Growth

New Growth A grape tendril unfurls in a Sonoma County vineyard. All the rain this week has most of us thinking about what comes after the vines emerge from this winter hibernation they just entered. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these... continue reading

12.05.2014

Vinography Images: Lonely Berries

Lonely berries A lonely, stunted group of Cabernet Sauvignon berries pokes through the canopy in an Alexander Valley vineyard in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in... continue reading

11.28.2014

Vinography Images: Cold Snap

Cold Snap Most of America is experiencing the first serious cold front of the winter, and plenty of grape leaves lie encased in ice like this one from Sonoma county. Many more are already buried under snow elsewhere in the country. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop... continue reading

11.21.2014

Vinography Images: Rain at Last

Rain at Last A double rainbow frames Sonoma county vineyards. Northern California finally got a good rainstorm this week. We still desperately need more, but it was a good start. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should... continue reading

11.14.2014

Vinography Images: Tendrils

Tendrils A new grape vine leaf unfurls against the bright sky, along with its multi-colored tendrils. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition... continue reading

11.07.2014

Vinography Images: Hazy Afternoon

Hazy Afternoon The afternoon sun filters through the haze over a hillside vineyard in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition... continue reading

10.31.2014

Vinography Images: Shades of Autumn

Shades of Autumn Grape leaves show their intense autumn colors in a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print... continue reading

10.24.2014

Vinography Images: Divine Droplets

Divine Droplets Dew beads on the down of a newly unfurled grape leaf in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition... continue reading

10.17.2014

Vinography Images: Big Shadow

Big Shadow A California Live Oak casts a big shadow in the morning sun near a vineyard in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an... continue reading

10.10.2014

Vinography Images: Vineyard Reflections

Vineyard Reflections A young vineyard reflects in standing water following a rain storm in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition... continue reading

10.03.2014

Vinography Images: Shaggy Companions

Shaggy Companions Old trees offer a modicum of shade to a vineyard in the summer heat. Moss laden oaks accompany many vineyards in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you... continue reading

09.26.2014

Vinography Images: Spring Carpet

Spring Carpet A carpet of green sits under vines after a wet winter in Sonoma County as the sun sets into the fog. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested... continue reading

09.19.2014

Vinography Images: A Sea of Blue

A Sea of Blue A tumbling sea of blue grapes moves through the destemmer at harvest in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive... continue reading

09.12.2014

Vinography Images: Swift Work

Swift Work A worker moves quickly through a vineyard during harvest in Sonoma County. Vineyards throughout the state are full of workers at the moment, who are bringing in the 2014 vintage. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC... continue reading

09.05.2014

Vinography Images: Just One

Just One A single red grape shows nestled among its green siblings on a vine in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality,... continue reading

08.22.2014

Vinography Images: Precious Droplets

Precious Droplets Water beads on the tips of a freshly unfurled grape leaf in Sonoma County. As the 2014 harvest gets underway in the midst of a record drought, water continues to be a topic of serious conversation. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

08.15.2014

Vinography Images: Into the Tank

Into the Tank Grapes are dumped into the destemmer on the way to the tank in this harvest photo from Sonoma County. Harvest is well underway throughout Northern California, one to five weeks earlier than usual, according to most reports. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper,... continue reading

08.08.2014

Vinography Images: Along the Row

Along the Row A row of vines takes on Fall colors under the bright sun in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality,... continue reading

08.01.2014

Vinography Images: The Red Window

The Red Window The last light of sunset fades to a deep red as light streams from a window at Jordan Winery in Sonoma's Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If... continue reading

07.25.2014

Vinography Images: The Blue Berry

The Blue Berry Inside the orbit of a single Pinot Noir berry, the world collapses to shades of green and blue. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning... continue reading

07.18.2014

Vinography Images: Solar Powered

Solar Powered Young grape leaves unfurl to soak up the morning sun in a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited... continue reading

07.11.2014

Vinography Images: The Berry

The Berry A single grape of Chardonnay catches the summer sun in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of... continue reading

07.04.2014

Vinography Images: Pocket of Sun

Pocket Of Sun A small section of wine country hillside catches the sun breaking through the fog in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an... continue reading

06.27.2014

Vinography Images: Spring Pastels

Spring Pastels Old vine Zinfandel pokes up through colorful fields of mustard and cherry blossoms in this Spring, Sonoma County scene. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning... continue reading

06.20.2014

Vinography Images: Rolling Vineyards

Rolling Vineyards The crest of a rolling vineyard surfaces like the back of a whale in the ocean beneath the fog in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are... continue reading

06.13.2014

Vinography Images: In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight The sun shines through the trees, putting a spotlight on a Sonoma County vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited... continue reading

06.06.2014

Vinography Images: Foggy Valley

Foggy Valley The fog drifts over sunlit hills in western Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of this image... continue reading

05.30.2014

Vinography Images: Golden Hills

Golden Hills Evening sunlight turns the hills of Sonoma County wine country a bright gold in summer. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited... continue reading

05.23.2014

Vinography Images: Sunlit Canes

Sunlit Canes A vineyard in Sonoma County ready for winter pruning catches the evening light. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print... continue reading

05.16.2014

Vinography Images: Ivy Sunset

Ivy Sunset An ivy covered wall at a vineyard estate glows in the evening light. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print... continue reading

05.09.2014

Vinography Images: Two Tone

Two Tone A Sonoma County vineyard shows two distinct colors of autumn that glow electric against the foggy sky. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive... continue reading

05.02.2014

Vinography Images: Sentinels

Sentinels The sun emerges through the fog behind a stand of trees bordering Jordan Vineyards in Sonoma's Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive... continue reading

04.25.2014

Vinography Images: Cluster and Post

Cluster and Post A cluster of grapes drapes over a row end-post. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of this image... continue reading

04.19.2014

Vinography Images: Rising Light

Rising Light Sunrise approaches over California wine country. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of this image please contact photographer Andy... continue reading

04.12.2014

Vinography Images: Autumn Cellar

Autumn Cellar Vines of ivy turn ruby red in the autumn on the outside of a wine cave. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality,... continue reading

04.04.2014

Vinography Images: Vines and Sky

Vines and Sky Rows of sprawling vines find an echo in the puffy clouds above the Russian River Valley, in Sonoma County, Californa. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested... continue reading

03.28.2014

Vinography Images: Trailing Vine

Trailing Vine A vine trails between rows of a vineyard wet from an Autumn rain in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality,... continue reading

03.21.2014

Vinography Images: Tuscan Garden

Tuscan Garden The sun falls on an exquisitely manicured, Tuscan-style garden at Newton Vineyard in Napa, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited... continue reading

03.14.2014

Vinography Images: The Future Vineyard

The Future Vineyard Through the fog, stakes mark the site of future vine plantings in the Sonoma Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality,... continue reading

03.07.2014

Vinography Images: Sunlit Ridges

Sunlit Ridges Sunlight dapples ridges in the Carmel Valley, south of Monterey, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of this... continue reading

02.28.2014

Vinography Images: Electric Vineyard

Electric Vineyard The mustard and the new growths of spring show electric in a hypercolor view of a Napa vineyard. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an... continue reading

02.21.2014

Vinography Images: Sunset Oak

Sunset Oak A lone California Live Oak catches the sunset light in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of... continue reading

02.14.2014

Vinography Images: Long Shadows

Long Shadows Long shadows stretch across the Wiley vineyard in Anderson Valley as the sun sets into the Pacific. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive... continue reading

02.07.2014

Vinography Images: First Light

First Light The sun rises over Gainey vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of... continue reading

01.31.2014

Vinography Images: Wine Lake

Wine Lake The lake at Jordan Vineyards in Sonoma's Alexander Valley emerges from the morning mist. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition... continue reading

01.24.2014

Vinography Images: Grape Lantern

Grape Lantern The morning sun turns a cluster of grapes into a remarkable light source. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print... continue reading

01.17.2014

Vinography Images: Bottled History

Bottled History The dusty cellar of a winery in Burgundy holds treasures from past centuries. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print... continue reading

01.10.2014

Vinography Images: The Shady Lane

The Shady Lane The afternoon light strikes a row of vines along a shady lane in the backroads of Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning... continue reading

01.03.2014

Vinography Images: Sonoma Sunrise

Sonoma Sunrise The early morning light hits a patchwork of vineyards in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: If you are interested in owning an archive quality, limited edition print of... continue reading

12.28.2013

Vinography Images: Stormy Skies

Stormy Skies Stormy skies seen over a vineyard in Pope Valley. Most California vintners are wishing for such skies and the chance for the kind of green carpet we would normally have this time of year in the vineyards, as we continue through one of the driest winters in memory. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to... continue reading

12.28.2013

Welcome Back Photographer Andy Katz

Please join me in welcoming back photographer Andy Katz, whose work will again be featured weekly in the Vinography Images series starting this week. Whenever I think of Andy Katz, I will always remember a particular moment from my trip to South Africa in the fall of 2008. He and I, along with four other journalists were riding in a van towards the Franschhoek Valley amidst intermittent rain showers and bursts of sunlight. We rounded a bend in the road and Andy started literally jumping up and down in his seat as he pleaded with the driver to stop... continue reading

12.20.2013

Vinography Images: Vineyard Power

Vineyard Power LODI, CA: A solar panel at Lange Twins Winery collects the sun's energy near Lodi, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others are... continue reading

12.13.2013

Vinography Images: Night Work

Night Work PENNGROVE, CA: Vineyard crews rush to harvest Pinot Noir grapes under lights in the early morning hours of October 2 near Penngrove, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

12.06.2013

Vinography Images: Birth of a Grape

Birth of a Grape HEALDSBURG, CA: Warm sunny skies bring out the wildflowers and Pinot Noir budbreak on April 3 in Healdsburg, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of... continue reading

11.29.2013

Vinography Images: Down the Row

Down the Row LOWER LAKE, CA: The rolling hillside vineyards of Vigilance Winery, overlooking Clear Lake, near Lower Lake, California. Though much warmer and lesser-known than Napa or Sonoma, in recent years Lake County has become known as a producer of affordable quality Cabernet Sauvignon. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the... continue reading

11.22.2013

Vinography Images: Below the Clouds

Below the Clouds PHILO, CA: A thin layer of ground fog forms along the ridges and vineyards of the Anderson Valley near Philo, California. Located three hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County has a rustic appeal for tourists who make the arduous drive through redwood forests and rolling hills of vineyards and oak trees. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size... continue reading

11.15.2013

Vinography Images: Autumn Mist

Autumn Mist GEYSERVILLE, CA: Vineyards in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley begin to turn color near Geyserville, California. This is one of the most picturesque times to visit California wine country. Much of Sonoma and Napa are currently showing their colors. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper,... continue reading

11.08.2013

Vinography Images: The Delicate Spiral

The Delicate Spiral NAPA, CA: The interior of a winery destemming machine creates a series of interesting patterns in Napa, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image... continue reading

11.01.2013

Vinography Images: In the Shadow of the Volcano

In the Shadow of the Volcano HEALDSBURG, CA: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines in Knights Valley, located at the base of the ancient volcano of Mount St. Helena, are beginning to change color in the Autumn just before harvest. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

10.25.2013

Vinography Images: Morning Harvest

Morning Harvest PASO ROBLES, CA: Petit Verdot grapes are harvested in the early morning hours at J. Lohr Winery near Paso Robles, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of... continue reading

10.18.2013

Vinography Images: A Brief Respite

A Brief Respite HEALDSBURG, CA: Vineyard workers picking Semillon grapes in Knights Valley during the 2012 vintage near Healdsburg, California. Scenes like this have occupied much of California wine country for the past few weeks. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these... continue reading

10.11.2013

Vinography Images: Crushed

Crushed HOPLAND, CA: A load of Gewurtztraminer grapes is crushed at Fetzer Vineyards near Hopland, California. By most accounts the 2013 harvest has proceeded beautifully, with vintners anticipating another excellent year for California wine. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions,... continue reading

10.04.2013

Vinography Images: Ripe

Ripe BOONVILLE, CA: A lush vineyard of Pinot Noir is perched on a hillside above a redwood and fir forest in Boonville, California. Located three hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County has a rustic appeal for tourists who make the arduous drive through redwood forests and rolling hills of vineyards and oak trees. This week, many wineries throughout California are harvesting their red grapes. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can... continue reading

09.27.2013

Vinography Images: The Pick

The Pick HEALDSBURG, CA: Vineyard workers picking semillon grapes in Knights Valley race to beat the fall rains near Healdsburg, California. With skies clearing and temperatures moderate after an early fall rain last weekend, the 2013 vintage is shaping up to be a stellar one. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the... continue reading

09.20.2013

Vinography Images: A Bit of Pink

A Bit of Pink OCCIDENTAL, CA: A expansive vineyard of pinot noir and chardonnay is framed by bits of fog turned pink in the evening light in Occidental, California. Located two hours north of San Francisco, and west of Napa Valley, Sonoma County has become in recent years a popular global Wine Country destination. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view... continue reading

09.13.2013

Vinography Images: The Fast Way

The Fast Way LODI, CA: A machine harvester scoops up ripe merlot grapes in October near Lodi, California. A warm, mild summer has translated into near-perfect harvest conditions for 2013. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should... continue reading

09.06.2013

Vinography Images: Showing Their Colors

Showing Their Colors HEALDSBURG, CA: The Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines in Knights Valley are beginning to change color on during an Autumn early morning near Healdsburg, California. Harvest has already begun in many areas of California, and all signs point to an outstanding vintage. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as... continue reading

08.30.2013

Vinography Images: Here Come The Birds

Here Come The Birds FREESTONE, CA: Bird netting is used in a pinot noir vineyard to keep out the flocks of starlings that live in the nearby trees in the Sonoma Coast region of California. Located two hours north of San Francisco, and west of Napa Valley, Sonoma County has become in recent years a popular global wine country destination. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image... continue reading

08.23.2013

Vinography Images: Morning Vines

Morning Vines HEALDSBURG, CA: The early morning fog creeps up Dry Creek Valley on in October near Healdsburg, California. This summer has proven to be a relatively stellar growing season, and many vintners began harvest this week with high hopes. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper,... continue reading

08.16.2013

Vinography Images: Solar Vineyard

Solar Vineyard RUTHERFORD, CA: An array of solar panels at Honig Winery collects energy from the sun and is then converted to electricity in the Napa Valley. Many wineries are turning to solar power as a way of dramatically lowering their energy expense. Some have even managed to completely unplug from the grid. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and... continue reading

08.09.2013

Vinography Images: Mountain Vines

Mountain Vines NAPA, CA: Steep Mt. Veeder hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, owned by The Hess Collection Winery. Though off the beaten track, The Hess Collection Winery, is home to one of Napa Valley's most important contemporary art collections. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

08.02.2013

Vinography Images: Ripeness

Ripeness RUTHERFORD, CA: Cabernet Sauvignon ripens on the vine in the Napa Valley in the Rutherford American Viticultural Area. Rutherford has a reputation for producing refined, velvety wines that many believe owe their characteristics to the "Rutherford Dust," the name given to the fine alluvial soils of the region. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

07.26.2013

Vinography Images: Vineyard Stop

Vineyard Stop McMINNVILLE, OR: Rolling vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripen on the vine under a warm summer sun in the Dundee Hills near McMinnville, Oregon. The cities of McMinnville and Newburg, located in the Willamette Valley wine appellation, are the epicenter of Oregon's wine production. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To... continue reading

07.19.2013

Vinography Images: Golden Vines

Golden Vines COTATI, CA: Rolling vineyards of pinot noir and chardonnay ripen on the vine under a warm summer sun near Cotati, California. Sunny skies and cooperating weather are suggesting an excellent harvest to come for 2013. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should... continue reading

07.12.2013

Vinography Images: Flowering

Flowering HEALDSBURG, CA : Pinot noir grapes in the Russian River Valley finish the flowering stage as they mature on the vine. California wine regions underwent flowering in the last month, and have emerged ready for a good-looking crop in 2013. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop... continue reading

07.05.2013

Vinography Images: Flying Colors

Flying Colors McMINNVILLE, OR: An American flag flies over a vineyard in the Dundee Hills McMinnville, Oregon. The cities of McMinnville and Newburg, located in the Willamette Valley wine appellation, are the epicenter of Oregon's wine production. Happy Independence Day to those of you who are celebrating the holiday. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

06.28.2013

Vinography Images: Green Berries

Green Berries HEALDSBURG, CA: Young, green pinot noir grapes growing in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma. An unseasonably warm spring this year has accelerated the growth of grapevines all over the state. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while... continue reading

06.21.2013

Vinography Images: Across the Lake

Across the Lake LOWER LAKE, CA: The rolling hillside vineyards of Vigilance Winery, overlooking Clear Lake, near Lower Lake, California. Though much warmer than Napa or Sonoma, in recent years Lake County has become known for affordable quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and increasingly for Rhone varieties as well. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

06.14.2013

Vinography images: Two Skies

Two Skies PHILO, CA: The irrigation pond at Navarro Vineyards reflects the brilliant blue skies above the Anderson Valley. Located three hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County has a rustic appeal for tourists who make the arduous drive through redwood forests and rolling hills of vineyards and oak trees. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to... continue reading

06.07.2013

Vinography Images: Green Gold

Green Gold NAPA, CA: Steep Mt. Veeder hillside cabernet sauvignon vineyards, owned by The Hess Collection Winery, gleam like treasure in the sun. Though off the beaten track, The Hess Collection Winery, is home to one of Napa Valley's most important contemporary art collections. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image... continue reading

05.31.2013

Vinography Images: It's Napa!

It's Napa! RUTHERFORD, CA: A large "welcome" sign greets visitors to the Napa Valley. Some 13.6 million international travelers visit the State each year generating nearly $100 billion in revenue and creating approximately 900,000 jobs in the arts, entertainment, recreation, food service and accomodations sectors. This weekend the valley hosts its Auction Napa Valley -- a charity wine event and auction that has donated more than $110 million to charity since it began in 1981. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location... continue reading

05.24.2013

Vinography Images: The Colorful Palette

The Colorful Palette COTATI, CA: Pinot Noir grapes undergo veraison on the vine under a warm summer sun in Sonoma's Petaluma Gap region of California during the 2012 growing season. While veraison is a ways off for the 2013 growing season, if weather continues to be warm it will arrive early this year. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and... continue reading

05.17.2013

Vinography Images: The Endless Row

The Endless Row McMINNVILLE, OR: Domaine Drouhin Winery estate Pinot Noir vineyards unroll over the hills of the Willamette Valley. The cities of McMinnville and Newburg are the epicenter of Oregon's wine production. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while... continue reading

05.11.2013

Vinography Images: Sunflowers

Sunflowers HOPLAND, CA: A field of colorful sunflowers grow at Saracina Vineyards under a warm Mendocino County summer sun near Hopland, California. An unusually warm spring has pushed vines and flowers into bloom much earlier than usual in California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac... continue reading

05.03.2013

Vinography Images: Rainbow Rows

Rainbow Rows HEALDSBURG, CA: Hillside vineyards in the popular grape-growing region of Alexander Valley are viewed from the air near Healdsburg, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this... continue reading

04.26.2013

Vinography Images: Green But Getting There

Green But Getting There WINDSOR, CA: Chardonnay grapes ripen on the vine at Shiloh Hill Vineyard on in the Russian River Valley. Sunny skies and cooperating weather are contributing to bring a bumper crop of premium wine grapes throughout California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper,... continue reading

04.19.2013

Vinography Images: Cover Crop

Cover Crop HEALDSBURG, CA: Warm sunny skies bring out the wildflowers and Pinot Noir budbreak in the Russian River Valley, near Healdsburg, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of... continue reading

04.12.2013

Vinography Images: Sunlit Row

Sunlit Row HEALDSBURG, CA - OCTOBER 9: The colors are vivid as Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ripen on the vine under a warm autumn sun near Healdsburg, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

04.05.2013

Vinography Images: Keeping It Cool

Keeping it Cool COTATI, CA: Rolling vineyards of pinot noir and chardonnay ripen on the vine under a warm summer sun, with the cooling influence of fog Cotati, California. Sunny skies and cooperating weather are contributed to bring a bumper crop of premium wine grapes throughout California in 2012. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

03.29.2013

Vinography Images: Budbreak Colors

Budbreak Colors HEALDSBURG, CA: Warm sunny skies bring out the wildflowers and this colorful Pinot Noir budbreak on in Healdsburg, California. Thanks to a sunny March vintners in the warmer parts of California are reporting budbreak this week. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

03.22.2013

Vinography Images: Early Vines

Early Vines SONOMA, CA: Gloria Ferrer Winery is viewed in the earl morning at sunrise on October 3, 2012 in the Carneros AVA, California's only AVA (American Viticultural Area) that spans two other AVAs, Napa and Sonoma. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should... continue reading

03.15.2013

Vinography Images: Ball of Fire

Ball of Fire GEYSERVILLE, CA: The sun breaks through dense fog to illuminate vineyards in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley Geyserville, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image... continue reading

03.08.2013

Vinography Images: Across the Valley

Across the Valley HEALDSBURG, CA: The colors are vivid as Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ripen on the vine under a warm autumn skies on October 9, 2012, near Healdsburg, California. Warm, sunny skies in 2012 are helping vintners realize one of the best premium wine vintages in decades and potential global sales of $12 billion. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full... continue reading

03.01.2013

Vinography Images: Behind the Gate

Behind the Gate McMINNVILLE, OR: Rolling vineyards of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ripen on the vine behind a gate and under a warm summer sun in the Dundee Hills near McMinnville, Oregon. The cities of McMinnville and Newburg, located in the Willamette Valley wine appellation, are the epicenter of Oregon's wine production. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag... continue reading

02.22.2013

Vinography Images: Vineyard Bowl

Vineyard Bowl REDWOOD VALLEY, CA: A bowl-shaped vineyard of Pinot Noir ripens on the vine under a warm Mendocino County summer sun at Masut Vineyards near Redwood Valley, California. Sunny skies and cooperating weather contributed to a bumper crop of premium wine grapes throughout California in 2012. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To... continue reading

02.15.2013

Vinography Images: Pattern In the Vines

Pattern In the Vines HEALDSBURG, CA: The popular grape-growing region of Alexander Valley (near Sausal Winery) is viewed from the air near Healdsburg, California in autumn colors. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

02.08.2013

Vinography Images: Morning Vine

Morning Vine LODI, CA: Merlot vines provide a backdrop to a gorgeous October sunrise. Warm, sunny skies have helped California vintners realize one of the best premium wine vintages in decades, and the largest in recorded history. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should... continue reading

02.01.2013

Vinography Images: The Long Row

The Long Row SONOMA, CA: Chardonnay vineyards in the Carneros region are viewed at sunrise, with the tiniest wisps of fog still hanging in the hills. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine... continue reading

01.25.2013

Vinography Images: All the Green

All the Green MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA: The tree-lined driveway at Bonterra Winery is aglow in many shades of green. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others... continue reading

01.18.2013

Vinography Images: Island in the Vines

Island in the Vines LIVERMORE, CA: Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ripen under warm weather in Livermore, California in the shade of high voltage power lines. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints... continue reading

01.11.2013

Vinography Images: Blanket of Fog

Blanket of Fog HEALDSBURG, CA: A thin layer of fog forms in a newly replanted vineyard with Mount St. Helena in the background in the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC... continue reading

01.04.2013

Vinography Images: Vineyard With a View

Vineyard With a View HEALDSBURG, CA: Primitivo vineyards in the Rockpile Appellation are dramatically perched on a hillside overlooking Lake Sonoma near Healdsburg, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints... continue reading

12.28.2012

Vinography Images: Vineyard Geometry

Vineyard Geometry HEALDSBURG, CA: An aerial shot of the popular grape-growing region, Alexander Valley and a view of Stonestreet winery's tree-lined driveway. Though under pressure from urban sprawl, Sonoma County has become in recent years a popular global wine and food destination. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your... continue reading

12.21.2012

Vinography Images: The Frontier

The Frontier PASO ROBLES, CA: A series of new vineyard plantings help to reshape the rolling hills near Paso Robles, California, expanding the frontier of wine grapes in the area, which recently had one of its most successful harvests yet in 2012. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your... continue reading

12.15.2012

Vinography Images: The Cellar

The Cellar OAKVILLE, CA: The oak barrel wine room at Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa, which attempted to capture the prestige of a European wine Chateau, while at the same time defining a uniquely American "Wine Country" lifestyle. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

12.07.2012

Vinography Images: Old Vine Abstract

Old Vine Abstract HEALDSBURG, CA: Dormant grapevines are left a muddy mess after a relentess five-day storm on December 2, 2012, in the Russian River Valley. More than a 18 inches of rain fell during a period of five days. Forecasters are called it "The Pineapple Express," or a "river of moisture." INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag... continue reading

11.30.2012

Vinography Images: The Coming Spring

The Coming Spring ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: As Northern California is pounded with winter storms this week, it's nice to remember that Spring is coming. A open field of mustard in full bloom in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these... continue reading

11.24.2012

Vinography Images: Wall of Barrels

Wall of Barrels SANTA ROSA, CA: Pellegrini Winery gets ready for the Russian River "Barrel Weekend" with a wall of barrels set outside the winery on a spring day. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

11.16.2012

Vinography Images: Vineyard Work

Vineyard Work BORDEAUX, FRANCE: A vineyard worker repairs a trellis stake at Chateau Lassegue, a Grand Cru estate located in the famed St. Emilion wine region. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine... continue reading

11.09.2012

Vinography Images: Fall Terraces

Fall Terraces ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: As the grape harvest winds down, terraced vineyards take on the red and gold colors of fall in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

11.02.2012

Vinography Images: Santa Barbara Fog

Santa Barbara Fog SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA: Old historic heritage valley oak trees dot the vineyard landscape in Santa Ynez Valley as the coastal fog hangs in the background. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

10.26.2012

Vinography Images: Ready for Pruning

Ready for Pruning ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard lays dormant during winter in Sonoma County. In a few short months most of Northern California wine country will look like this. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC... continue reading

10.19.2012

Vinography Images: Sea of Vines

Sea of Vines ANDERSON VALLEY, CA: The Navarro Vineyards sign peeks out from a sea of vines in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley at mid-summer. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints... continue reading

10.12.2012

Vinography Images: Canadian Wine

Canadian Wine BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: A Canadian flag blows in the wind amongst the grapevines growing along the shore of Okanagan Lake in this Okanagan Valley photo. The Okanagan Valley has quickly become Canada's number one wine country travel destination, and a source of excellent Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that... continue reading

10.05.2012

Vinography Images: The Old Barn

The Old Barn SONOMA COUNTY, CA: An old vineyard barn in the Russian River Valley shines in the afternoon summer sun near Healdsburg, CA. Structures like this one often cannot be torn down, no matter how old they get, as they are designated historic buildings in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops.... continue reading

09.28.2012

Vinography Images: Night Harvest

Night Harvest HEALDSBURG, CA: Several ripe (or overripe, depending on your point of view) clusters of Pinot Noir grapes are seen prior to their harvest in this early morning Russian River Valley photo. Picking crews are working through the night at the moment to bring in some of the best looking grapes that California has seen in years. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open... continue reading

09.21.2012

Vinography Images: Cabernet Leaf

Cabernet Leaf SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon grape leaf is set against the sun in the Alexander Valley during summer. The first Cabernet is just beginning to be harvested throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties this year. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should... continue reading

09.14.2012

Vinography Images: Ready for Harvest

Ready for Harvest ANDERSON VALLEY, CA: A golden ripe cluster of Chardonnay grapes is ready for harvest in Mendocino County. Chardonnay is the number one selling variety of wine in America. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users... continue reading

09.07.2012

Vinography Images: Free Run Cabernet

Free Run Cabernet HOPLAND, CA: Ripe organically grown Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and juice are dumped into the crusher. Harvest is beginning all over the North Coast. Whites primarily now, with reds soon to follow. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow... continue reading

08.31.2012

Vinography Images: Foggy Ridges

Foggy Ridges MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA: An aerial photograph of fog along the ridgelines in the Mendocino Ridges appellation. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others are... continue reading

08.24.2012

Vinography Images: A Handful of Chardonnay

A Handful of Chardonnay MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA: A golden ripe cluster of Chardonnay grapes just harvested in Anderson Valley. Chardonnay is the number one selling grape variety wine in America and already the first clusters of the grape are beginning to come off the vines for the 2012 harvest. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

08.17.2012

Vinography Images: Sign of the Wines

Sign of the Wines NAPA VALLEY, CA: The visitor sign in Oakville hails tourists to the Napa Valley. These days it's easy to get a good look at this sign that sits along Highway 29, mostly because during the summer months, the traffic slows down to a crawl. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops.... continue reading

08.10.2012

Vinography Images: Reflections on the Past

Reflections on the Past ANDERSON VALLEY, CA: The old barn at Edmeades Vineyard and Winery is reflected in the irrigation pond in this Mendocino County, California photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

08.03.2012

Vinography Images: Expectant Bottles

Expectant Bottles PORTUGAL: Bottles of port samples are arranged in the winery before blending at Cockburn's in Vila Nova de Gaia. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image... continue reading

07.27.2012

Vinography Images: Purple Pinot

Purple Pinot ANNAPOLIS, CA: A cluster of ripe Pinot Noir grapes from the coolest part of the western reaches of California's Sonoma Coast region. Photographer George Rose and I are both attending the International Pinot Noir Celebration this weekend, so this image seemed topical. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image... continue reading

07.20.2012

Vinography Images: Brushfire

Brushfire ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A 2004 brush fire rages in wine country, coming close to vineyards in Sonoma County. With dry conditions throughout the country increasing, wildfires become a greater threat to agriculture. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while... continue reading

07.13.2012

Vinography Images: The Wine Mountain

The Wine Mountain ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A terraced hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard with a shrouded Mount St. Helena in the background is viewed from Sonoma County. Mount St. Helena also looms over Napa County, making it a strong landmark for both wine regions. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as... continue reading

07.10.2012

The Essence of Wine: Candle Wax

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch It belongs with the sounds of slowly creaking doors, the smell of old books and the feel of parchment on the fingers. It promises comfort and respite, and a reassurance that everything will happen in its own time. As the wick shortens and sputters, the world collapses to a bright point of light and then, darkness, where aromas of melted wax linger like ghosts in an old mansion. There was once a time when a candle was the only tool to keep this darkness at bay. These days a whiff of paraffin might as well... continue reading

07.06.2012

Vinography Images: Vineyard Morning

Vineyard Morning ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon vine stands against the early morning winter sky in Sonoma County, the remnants of the previous vintage's vines still hanging from the trellis wires. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC... continue reading

06.29.2012

Vinography Images: Howell Mountain Fog

Howell Mountain Fog NAPA VALLEY, CA: A pine forest high on the slopes of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley is shrouded in fog. Vineyards peek at the sun in gaps between these forests, which cool Howell Mountain during days where the valley floor below are baking in heat. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their... continue reading

06.22.2012

Vinography Images: Coastal Ridges

Coastal Ridges SONOMA COUNTY, CA: The coastal mountains of Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg recede in a late summer afternoon haze. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image... continue reading

06.15.2012

Vinography Images: Fingers in the Fog

Fingers in the Fog ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A dormant Sonoma County Zinfandel vineyard shrouded in fog offers the dark shapes of old vines against the morning sun. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

06.08.2012

Vinography Images: Grape Compost

Grape Compost FORT BRAGG, CA: Compost made from the leftover seeds and skins (aka pomace) are held in this Mendocino County photo taken at Pacific Star Winery. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

06.01.2012

Vinography Images: Cabernet Sprawl

Cabernet Sprawl NAPA VALLEY, CA: Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines grow quickly under the summer sun in a vineyard near Sterling Vineyard & Winery close to Calistoga. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

05.25.2012

Vinography Images: Carneros Cool

Carneros Cool SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A Carneros Chardonnay vineyard shows its spring greenery just a few meters from San Pablo Bay, whose cooling influence makes Carneros one of the cooler grape-growing locations in California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions,... continue reading

05.18.2012

Vinography Images: Manicured Napa

Manicured Napa OAKVILLE, CA: Rows of neatly trimmed Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines are seen just before harvest time in Napa Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and... continue reading

05.11.2012

Vinography Images: Russian River Expanse

Russian River Expanse HEALDSBURG, CA: An aerial view of some of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley wine region near Healdsburg. Some of California's top Pinot Noir and Chardonnays come from this soil, which ranges from hillsides to old floodplains such as this one. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as... continue reading

05.04.2012

Vinography Images: Mendocino Ridges

Mendocino Ridges MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA: The relatively new Mendocino Ridges AVA (American Viticultural Area) is a unique, non-contiguous wine growing region that is home to Mariah Vineyards, seen from above here, as well as several other wineries. High in the coastal mountains of Mendocino County, these wineries lie above the Pacific fog line under cool air and brilliant sun. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to... continue reading

04.27.2012

Vinography Images: Napa Morning

Napa Morning NAPA COUNTY, CA - 2009: A low flying hot air balloon lifts slowly above the surrounding grape vineyards as seen near Yountville on an early Summer morning. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

04.20.2012

Vinography Images: Young Fruit

Young Fruit RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, CA: Tiny green and red clusters that will become flowers, and then a bunch of Pinot Gris grapes can be seen pushing out from the vine near Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should... continue reading

04.13.2012

Vinography Images: Lake and Oak

Lake and Oak SONOMA COUNTY, CA: An oak tree in the Bennett Valley is reflected in pond water as seen in this Santa Rosa early morning spring photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these.... continue reading

04.06.2012

Vinography Images: The Lone Oak

The Lone Oak ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: Rows of Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines follow up the hill to a lone oak tree in Sonoma County under the blue sky of Summer. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

03.30.2012

Vinography Images: Coastal Wine

Coastal Wine FORT BRAGG, CA: Wine oak barrels are arranged along the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in this Mendocino County photo taken at Pacific Star Winery. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

03.23.2012

Vinography Images: Old Vine Zin

Old Vine Zin ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A dormant Sonoma County Zinfandel vineyard covered in frost during the winter. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others are... continue reading

03.16.2012

Vinography Images: Vineyard Laundry

Vineyard Laundry HEALDSBURG, CA: Two lines of recently washed clothes hang to dry on a makeshift laundry line strung across a row of grapevines in the spring outside of Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users... continue reading

03.09.2012

Vinography Images: Vintage Champagne

Vintage Champagne EPERNAY, FRANCE: Perrier-Jouet vintage 2000 champagne in the famous "flower bottle" quitely ages in an underground cave. When ready for sale, the yellow crown caps will be removed, the yeast inside will be disgorged, and the bottles will be corked and made ready for sale. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To... continue reading

03.02.2012

Vinography Images: Meadowfoam

Meadowfoam SONOMA COUNTY, CA: Flowers and vineyards come to life with new growth following a rain shower in Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and... continue reading

02.24.2012

Vinography Images: Napa Frost Protection

Napa Frost Protection NAPA, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is sprayed with water to protect the dormant vines from frost. With the warm weather this year, the vines in Napa are already begging to show signs of bud break and growth, making vintners increasingly nervous about the possibility of upcoming frosts, and the damage they could do to the harvest. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image... continue reading

02.17.2012

Vinography Images: Creatures in the Fog

Creatures in the Fog ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A dormant Zinfandel vineyard looks like strange creatures shrouded in winter fog in Sonoma County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this... continue reading

02.10.2012

Vinography Images: Sunset Chardonnay

Sunset Chardonnay SANTA BARBARA, CA: A Chardonnay vineyard in full fall color near Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County at sunset. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image... continue reading

02.03.2012

Vinography Images: Bright Zinfandel

Bright Zinfandel ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A brightly backlit zinfandel grape leaf turns vivid red in Autumn in Sonoma County. I've got Zinfandel on the brain this week thanks to the ZAP festival. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC... continue reading

01.27.2012

Vinography Images: Moon Over Sonoma

Moon Over Sonoma SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A full moon rises over an oak tree in Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others are available... continue reading

01.20.2012

Vinography Images: The Mustard

The Mustard RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, CA: Flowering mustard growing between the grapevines signals the beginning of spring as seen in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints... continue reading

01.13.2012

Vinography Images: St. Emilion

St. Emilion BORDEAUX, FRANCE: The historical village of St. Emilion, located in the famed Bordeaux wine region, is viewed in this spring photo looking southeast. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

01.06.2012

Vinography Images: Nicole's Vineyard

Nicole's Vineyard RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, CA: Green grasses growing between the grapevines signals the start of spring as seen in Nicole's Vineyard in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

12.30.2011

Vinography Images: Vineyard Snow

Vineyard Snow UKIAH VALLEY, CA: Rows of head-pruned zinfandel grapevines stand as winter sentinels in this Mendocino County photo taken at Eaglepoint Ranch. Happy New Year! INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine... continue reading

12.23.2011

Vinography Images: Vineyard Snowman

Vineyard Snowman ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA - 2007: A plastic snowman next to a vineyard brings holiday levity on a dark winter day in Sonoma County, California. Happy holidays from Vinography! INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should... continue reading

12.16.2011

Vinography Images: Winter Wine Country

Winter Wine Country HEALDSBURG, CA: Gnarled old zinfandel grapevines stand against a backdrop of snow in the mountains surrounding Sonoma County's Alexander Valley on March 1, 2011. Northern California's heavy winter rains and snowpacks in 2011 eased drought concerns, raising the spirits of grape growers and farmers throughout the state. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to... continue reading

12.09.2011

Vinography Images: Orange Rows

Orange Rows ALEXANDER VALLEY: Rows of hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard turn a brilliant orange and red color in this Sonoma County, California, fall landscape photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

12.02.2011

Vinography Images: The Barn

The Barn ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: An old barn north of Healdsburg is seen at the end of a row of Zinfandel vineyards turning orange and red color before going dormant in this Sonoma County late Fall landscape photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

11.25.2011

Vinography Images: Redwood Valley Autumn

Redwood Valley Autumn REDWOOD VALLEY, CA: A hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard turns a brilliant orange and red color in this autumn photo from Mendocino County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

11.18.2011

Vinography Images: Champagne Caps

Champagne Caps REIMS, FRANCE: The caps of opened French Champagne have become a hit with collectors and are on display in this photo taken at a wine flea market in the "capital" of the Champagne region. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow... continue reading

11.11.2011

Vinography Images: Sonoma Fog

Sonoma Fog HEALDSBURG, SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A rolling hillside vineyard in front of the Hanna Vineyards tasting room and winery is seen in this winter landscape photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS:... continue reading

11.04.2011

Vinography Images: Two Colors of Autumn

Two Colors of Autumn RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA - 2009: A pinot noir grape vineyard turns red and yellow in late Fall near the town of Healdsburg. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow... continue reading

10.28.2011

Vinography Images: Halloween Vineyard

Halloween Vineyard ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA: As the grape harvest winds down, a plastic Halloween pumpkin hangs from a vineyard post and the vines behind it turn their Autumn colors. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users... continue reading

10.21.2011

Vinography Images: Noble Rot

Noble Rot MONTEREY COUNTY, CA - 2006: A closeup of a bunch of Chardonnay grapes affected by botrytis is viewed in this 2006 Salinas Valley photo. Botrytis, also known as "the Noble Rot," produces exquisite dessert wines including the famous Sauternes wines of Bordeaux. To those not shooting for unctuous sweet wines, however, Botrytis can be a problem, especially in wet years such as 2011. Indeed, California vintners are battling it even now, as harvest continues. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired... continue reading

10.14.2011

Vinography Images: Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon HEALDSBURG, CA - SEPTEMBER 22, 2010: A yellow harvest moon hangs above a Russian River Valley picking crew in September, 2010 in Healdsburg, California. The 2010 harvest was delayed just as this years has been by cool weather. Thanks to the last couple of days of warm weather, crews like this are swarming the vineyards of Sonoma and Napa at night, bringing in the 2011 vintage. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image.... continue reading

10.07.2011

Vinography Images: Chardonnay Truck

Chardonnay Truck ANDERSON VALLEY, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA - 2006: A truck load of chardonnay is ready to deliver to the winery for crushing. Most, but not all of the Chardonnay in California has been harvested at this point. Any left on the vine will be hanging in hopes of drying out a little after all the rain. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the... continue reading

09.30.2011

Vinography Images: Fall Pinot

Fall Pinot UKIAH VALLEY, CA - 2007: Pinot Noir grape leaves turn color in this Autumn photograph in the heart of Mendocino County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of... continue reading

09.23.2011

Vinography Images: Harvest Cascade

Harvest Cascade ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA - 2006: A vineyard worker throws a bin of harvested Cabernet Sauvignon grapes into a gondola, creating a cascade of grapes during the 2006 harvest. All around California, harvest is beginning. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

09.16.2011

Vinography Images: Valley Wheat

Valley Wheat ANDERSON VALLEY, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA - 2008: A unique collision of forest, rolling grassy hills, and green vineyards of Pinot Noir and Alsatian grape varieties makes the Anderson Valley a magical place, even when the summer heat turns the grasses and wheat to gold. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set... continue reading

09.09.2011

Vinography Images: Night Harvest

Night Harvest HEALDSBURG, CA - 2009: A bank of lights is used in the vineyard before sunrise to help workers see to pick the grapes in the Russian River Valley before the heat of the day sets in. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users... continue reading

09.02.2011

Vinography Images: Napa Barrels

Napa Barrels NAPA VALLEY, CA - 2000: New oak barrels are ready to be filled with wine outside a winery covered in red ivy. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints... continue reading

08.26.2011

Vinography Images: Silverado Fog

Silverado Fog NAPA, CA - 2009: A stand of trees overlooks a vineyard and blooming mustard through the morning fog along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these.... continue reading

08.19.2011

Vinography Images: Santa Ynez

Santa Ynez SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009: A lone oak in a vineyard, early morning. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this image and others... continue reading

08.12.2011

Vinography Images: Dry Creek Sheep

Dry Creek Sheep DRY CREEK VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA - 2007: A field of vineyard mustard in full bloom grazed by a flock of sheep. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

08.05.2011

Vinography Images: Sunflower Vineyard

Sunflower Vineyard HOPLAND, CA - 2006: Sunflowers are planted in between rows of organically grown Chardonnay grapevines near Hopland in Mendocino County. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this... continue reading

07.29.2011

Vinography Images: Veraison

Veraison ANNAPOLIS, CA - 2006: A cluster of Pinot Noir grapes is shown undergoing verasion. Annapolis is located in the cool Sonoma County coastal grape growing region. Veraison describes the point where grapes turn from their young green color into their darker hues. At the moment, many vineyards around Northern California have just begun veraison. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size... continue reading

07.22.2011

Vinography Images: Veeder Vineyard

Veeder Vineyard MT. VEEDER, NAPA VALLEY, CA - 2006: A Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is nestled between the pine trees on the slopes of Mount Veeder. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art... continue reading

07.15.2011

Vinography Images: Cabernet Clusters

Cabernet Clusters ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA - 2008: A microscopic cluster of tiny cabernet sauvignon grapes begin to form on the vine. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of... continue reading

07.08.2011

Vinography Images: Terraced Vineyards

Terraced Vineyard ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA - 2007: A terraced hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard creates interesting patterns in the Alexander Valley. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine art prints of this... continue reading

06.24.2011

Vinography Images: Early Morning Sonoma

Early Morning Sonoma ALEXANDER VALLEY, SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A terraced hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard stands against the early morning sky in this 2007 winter landscape photo. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac users should follow these instructions, while PC users should follow these. PRINTS: Fine... continue reading

06.17.2011

Vinography Images: Fog in the Vineyard

Fog in the Vineyard IMT. VEEDER, NAPA VALLEY, CA - 2007: As the grape harvest winds down, the vineyards take on the red and gold colors of fall in this early morning photo of Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops. To set the image as your desktop wallpaper, Mac... continue reading

06.17.2011

Introducing Photographer George Rose

It's that time of year. When I introduce my newest photography collaborator here on Vinography, who will bring you stunning wine related images for the next 52 weeks. I've had George Rose's images cycling through my desktop backgrounds for several weeks now, and I'm super excited about showing them to you here on Vinography. I can't exactly remember the first time I met George Rose, but I'm fairly certain he didn't have a camera in his hand. Nor did he the second or third time we met, occasions where he remembered my name, and I embarrassingly had to search my... continue reading

06.10.2011

Vinography Images: Ripe Chardonnay

Ripe Chardonnay I've made it my mission to try to eat as many different types of ripe wine grapes off the vine as possible. Mostly because I'm curious about the difference between how they taste as grapes versus as finished wines (the answer is: very different). These Chardonnay grapes from Itata look perfectly munchable the day or so before they are going to be harvested. Itata is one of Chile's three most southerly wine regions, and is actually known not for Chardonnay, but for its plantings of Muscat of Alexandria. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking... continue reading

06.03.2011

Vinography Desktop: Elqui Harvest

Elqui Harvest When I was in Chile, I really wanted to get up to the Northern part of the country to see the wine regions of Elqui and Limari. These areas are newer wine regions that have historically been used to produce grapes for Pisco, the distilled spirit that is common in Chile and Peru, but increasingly, they are making table wines. This photo of tall, pergola trained vines makes me sorry I missed the region. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then... continue reading

05.27.2011

Vinography Images: Stone Winery

Stone Winery I was quite surprised on my trip to Chile to see that the majority of wineries in the country seem to be farming relatively flat ground. In the abundance of good soil and land, few had made the investment of energy and money to plant hillside vineyards. However, some of the more ambitious winery projects in Chile tend to focus more on hillside fruit, often with good results. This is an image taken from the top of one side of the amphitheater-like vineyard holdings of Altair winery in the Cachapoal Valley, and shows both the sculpted vineyards... continue reading

05.20.2011

Vinography Images: Chardonnay Harvest

Chardonnay Harvest This could have been the scene many places in Chile a couple of months ago. The harvest there has completed over the past few months. These grapes are Chardonnay, from the Maule region, I believe. Chardonnay is one of the more underrated products of the Chilean wine industry, especially when made with restraint. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open... continue reading

05.13.2011

Vinography Images: Cachapoal Sky

Cachapoal Sky Chile has definitely got the "sky thing" down. I'm sure there's some sort of topographic and/or climatic reason for it, but the clouds and the blue are a bit more electric than other places. Here's a view above some vineyards in the Cachapoal Valley, most likely holding Cabernet, the primary grape grown in this region south of Santiago. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just... continue reading

05.06.2011

Vinography Images: Carmenere Harvest

Carmenere Harvest This lovely image of the harvest in Chile captures the beauty and the namesake color of the Carmenere vine in the Fall. Thought for many years to be Merlot, once identified correctly Carmenere has become Chile's signature grape. And once identified correctly, and left to ripen longer than Merlot should be, it can make for some very nice wine. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also... continue reading

04.29.2011

Vinography Images: Spring Maintenance

Spring Maintenance This is generally what vineyards all over the Northern Hemisphere look like right now, and there are vineyard workers like these out doing all sorts of things that might be considered Spring maintenance. Meanwhile, in the Southern Hemisphere, where this image was taken, harvest has begun. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that... continue reading

04.22.2011

Vinography Images: The Wine Library

The Wine Library I always enjoy poking around in the wine cellars of wineries. I like seeing where they keep their reserve stocks -- their wine libraries of past vintages from which they carefully select a bottle to serve or share on special occasions. Something about dusty bottles thrills me, tapping into my adolescent passion for treasure hunting. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the... continue reading

04.15.2011

Vinography Images: Across the Valley

Across the Valley This is a classic view of Chilean wine country, with gently rolling hills on the valley floor and the mountains and stark blue sky. I believe this is a view across the Carmenere vineyards of Casa Silva called Los Lingues, about 80 miles south of Santiago in the Colchagua valley -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full... continue reading

04.08.2011

Vinography Images: The Wilds of Bio Bio

The Wilds of Bio Bio One of the wine regions I really wanted to visit, but didn't get a chance to while I was in Chile was Bio Bio. Several of Chile's wine regions are "frontier-like" but Bio Bio is very much a new frontier of cool-climate winegrowing. While I was in Chile I heard rumblings of top producers from Burgundy falling in love with the region, which seems poised to be a potential source of excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and, in the case of the vines shown here, Chardonnay. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by... continue reading

04.01.2011

Vinography Images: Rolling Vineyards

Rolling Vineyards Nicely tended vineyards have a wonderful effect on rolling hills, turning them into sculpture. The hills above are found in the lovely winegrowing region of Leyda in Central Chile. Cooled by breezes from the sea, Leyda has become known for its Sauvignon Blanc. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that to their desktops.... continue reading

03.25.2011

Vinography Images: Spring Storm in Colchagua

Spring Storm in Colchagua Chile is a land of extremes, thanks to its extremely varied, and tightly woven topography, where steep Andean peaks dive down to rich valleys that range from deserts to lush green swards that very quickly lead to the coast. Weather comes from many directions and can often be fierce. But in its aftermath there is sometimes great beauty, as storm clouds dissapate over rolling hills of beautiful green vines. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired... continue reading

03.18.2011

Vinography Images: Maule Sunset

Maule Sunset The Maule wine region sits roughly in the center of Chile's long reach from North to South, and is one of the oldest sites of viticulture in the country. In my opinion it contains one of the world's great viticultural treasures: lots of little pockets of ancient, dry-farmed, bush vines of Carignane, some of them more than 100 years old. These vines are gradually being rescued from near death and neglect by winemakers who are using them to make some of Chile's most exciting wines. The vines shown here in the fading light of the sunset aren't... continue reading

03.11.2011

Vinography Images: Cabernet Flower

Cabernet Flower It's only a matter of time before the gradually warming days here in the Northern Hemisphere bring forth new shoots on the vines that will soon be followed by the delicate little flowers that hint at the beginnings of next year's harvest. For now, however, we can just admire this one. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full... continue reading

03.04.2011

Vinography Images: Cabernet and Mountains

Cabernet and Mountains Call it the perfect pairing: Autumn Cabernet vines in the Maipo valley, set against the cordillera of the Andes. Chilean wine country has some of the world's greatest scenery thanks to the incredibly massive mountains that stand as a backdrop to many of its regions. -- Alder Yarrow INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Mac users can also just click the image to open the full size view and drag that... continue reading

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The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson The World's Greatest Wine Estates by Robert M. Parker, Jr.