Tag: Jimmy Hayes

frost fans

Vinography Images: Frost Fight

Frost fans spinning at dawn in the famed To Kalon Vineyard of Napa’s Oakville AVA. Frost is on a lot

holding a bung

Vinography Images: Close Your Bunghole

Workers make wooden bungs by hand to fit the old wooden foudres at Mayacamas Vineyards on Mount Veeder in Napa,

new vineyard planting

Vinography Images: Planting the Matrix

Looking down at a new vineyard site from the scrubby hills surrounding Eden Rift Vineyards in the Cienega Valley, a

Spring is Coming

Vinography Images: Spring is Coming

Budbreak in Hyde Vineyard in the Carneros AVA. Most California vineyards are not quite this far along in their beginnings

Line of thinking

Vinography Images: Line of Thinking

Steve Matthiasson walks in his vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa, as the morning sun makes trellis wires

landscape

Vinography Images: Strange Creatures

Frost fans stand starkly against the morning fog, like strange creatures in an otherworldly landscape, as the vineyards of the

Early Tendrils

Vinography Images: Early Tendrils

Tendrils of a grapevine unfurl at Covert Estate in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley. At the moment, grapevines in

hands at work

Vinography Images: Experienced Hands

Using a block of wood to hold it away from the irrigation line, a vineyard worker cuts the trunk of

topping barrels

Vinography Images: Tight Squeeze

A cellar worker replaces a barrel bung after topping up at the Kistler winery in the town of Forestville. One

the dark land

Vinography Images: The Dark Land

Posts rise out of the dark brush of a vineyard near Porseleinberg in Swartland, South Africa. Literally translating as “black

A foggy eden

Vinography Images: A Foggy Eden

January fog blankets the Eden Rift Vineyard in Hollister, 95 miles south of San Francisco. Eden Rift is a relatively

Winemaker sitting on barrels

Vinography Images: Sneaky Barrels

Sometimes you have to just take a load off. Envínate winemaker Laura Ramos, relaxing in the cellar, sporting some psychedelic

steaming barrels

Vinography Images: Steaming Barrels

Steaming Barrels, Mayacamas VineyardsA cellar worker cleans barrels at the famed Mayacamas Vineyards estate on the top of Mount Veeder

portrait

Introducing Photographer Jimmy Hayes

As regular readers know, I regularly collaborate with photographers to add some visual beauty to my weekly ramblings here and