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Tree and pond

Vinography Images: Silent Refuge

Silent RefugeSANTA YNEZ, CA: An irrigation pond at Refugio Ranch reflects a lone tree against the evening sky near Santa

grapes

Vinography Images: The Great Change

The Great ChangeLOS OLIVOS, CA: A cluster of Grenache grapes growing in a vineyard at Zaca Mesa Winery, located along

Landscape photo of Santa Ynez Valley

Vinography Images: Cabernet Bluff

Cabernet BluffSANTA YNEZ, CA: The hillsides, pastures, and vineyards of Grimm’s Bluff in the Happy Canyon AVA show the bright

Vineyard and fog

Vinography Images: Over the Edge

Over the EdgeSANTA YNEZ, CA: A mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard seems to drop off a cliff as it sits above

Solomon Hills Vineyard

Vinography Images: Hills of Chardonnay

Hills of ChardonnaySANTA MARIA, CA: A hillside Chardonnay vineyard at Solomon Hills Vineyards near Santa Maria, California basks in the

vineyard and hill

Vinography Images: Intersecting Planes

Intersecting PlanesSANTA MARIA, CA: Hillside Pinot Noir vineyards along the Tepusquet Bench are seemingly on a different plane from the

vineyard photo

Vinograpy Images: Half Light

Half LightSANTA YNEZ, CA: Shadows lengthen across a vineyard surrounding a lone oak tree near Santa Ynez, California. The Santa

mowing cover crop

Vinography Images: In The Thick of It

In The Thick of ItLOMPOC, CA: A thick cover crop at Melville Winery gets mowed near Lompoc, California. Cover crops

Spring in a Lompoc vineyard

Vinography Images: Spring Maintenance

Spring MaintenanceLOMPOC, CA: Pinot Noir grapevines in the Sta. Rita Hills coming back to life in the spring are tended

Landscape photo of Star Lane Vineyards

Vinography Images: Escape from the Cool

Escape from the CoolSANTA YNEZ, CA: A Cabernet vineyard at Dierberg Star Lane Vineyards is above the fog near Santa

Introducing The Essence of Wine Book

Almost two years ago now, I began a collaboration with superstar food photographer Leigh Beisch that I called The Essence

The Essence of Wine: Licorice

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Many of the world’s true delicacies walk the razor’s edge between danger and deliciousness. Licorice

Vinography Images: Cabernet Leaf

Cabernet Leaf SONOMA COUNTY, CA: A Cabernet Sauvignon grape leaf is set against the sun in the Alexander Valley during

The Essence of Wine: Roses

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Few things in this world are laden in equal weights of symbolism and perfume. For

The Essence of Wine: Dried Fruits

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Describing the flavor as ancient barely does justice to history. Dried fruits were perhaps the

The Essence of Wine: Blueberries

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch With the feel of suede-like skin on the tongue, a tiny globe yields to pressure

Vinography Images: Brushfire

Brushfire ALEXANDER VALLEY, CA: A 2004 brush fire rages in wine country, coming close to vineyards in Sonoma County. With

The Essence of Wine: Peaches

Image © 2012 Leigh Beisch Few flavors so fully speak of summer as the delightfully juicy sweetness of peaches. Long

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

Vinography Images: Champagne Caps

Champagne Caps REIMS, FRANCE: The caps of opened French Champagne have become a hit with collectors and are on display

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

Vinography Images: Young Cabernet

Young Cabernet In the Casablanca valley, a lone tree is surrounded by young Cabernet Sauvignon vines, just emerging from their

Vinography Images: The Old Way

The Old Way Vineyards have gone through several evolutions in how they are planted. At first, the vines were planted

Living with Wine Book Cover

Book Review: Wine Cellar Porn for Your Coffee Table

I think the very nature of coffee table books encourage them to be over the top. What else do we

Vinography Images: The New Green

The New Green For the most part in the Northern Hemisphere, the vines are sleeping — their long bare canes

Vinography Images: Golden Globes

Golden Globes Andy’s close-up images of grapes are really special. The translucency of the skin with the light shining through

Vinography Images: Golden Globe

Golden Globe I love how this little grape looks like its own little universe. Zoom in farther and it might

Vinography Images: In The Mustard

In the Mustard Mustard, a common signature of Spring vineyards in Napa may be pretty to look at, but it

Vinography Images: A New Leaf

A New Leaf So much attention is paid to the fruit of the vine. Everything in wine, at least from

Vinography Images: The Golden Glow

The Golden Glow As anyone who has spend more than a little time there knows, wine country is a special

Vinography Images: Medium Toast

Medium Toast In general, the less a barrel is toasted, the more tannins and other wood characteristics will be leached

Vinography Images: Terraced Vineyards

Terraced Vineyards Of all the wine growing regions of the world, only one looks quite like this. Portugal’s Douro Valley,

Vinography Images: Leafing Out

Leafing Out As the weather warms, the vines begin to come out of their winter dormancy, and first buds, then

Vinography Images: Vineyard Behind the Oaks

Vineyard Behind the Oaks The rain that we’ve been having this week aside, the vineyards of Northern California wine country

Vinography Images: Light Through Grapes

Light Through Grapes In a miraculous chemistry shared with so many bounties of the natural world, grapes take the light

Vinography Images: Leaf and Berry

Leaf and Berry Even those who work in vineyards every day can’t match the stillness of contemplation that a photograph

Vinography Images: Mixed Blacks

Mixed Blacks This old vine Zinfandel, with its gnarled trunk and colorful leaves is a good reminder of California’s winemaking

Vinography Images: The Perfect Cluster

The Perfect Cluster Is there such thing as the perfect cluster of grapes? As wine lovers we don’t spend much

Introducing Photographer Andy Katz

Whenever I think of Andy Katz, I will always remember a particular moment from my trip to South Africa in

Don’t Try This At Home. At Least Not With Good Wine.

I love the Internet. If only because it never ceases to be a source of moments that leave you scratching

Images of the South African Winelands

For those who are interested, here are some of the photographs I took while in South Africa. The winelands, as