Vinography Images: Wine on Fire

Wine on Fire
SANTA MARIA, CA: Dark afternoon smoke from the officially named Alamo Fire, burning in the nearby coastal mountains within view of the Pacific Ocean in July of 2017, creates an eerie, surreal vineyard scene on near Santa Maria, California. The 30,000 acre blaze began near Twitchell Reservoir on Highway 166 and quickly spread toward the ranches and vineyards along the Tepusquet Bench. Unfortunately Northern California wine country (Napa, Sonoma, and the Santa Cruz Mountains) are all under severe threat from massive wildfires yet again.

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This image is from a series of photographs by George Rose captured in the process of shooting his most recent work WINE COUNTRY: Santa Barbara County, a visual celebration of one of California’s most beautiful wine regions. The book can be ordered on George’s web site.

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