I recently had the pleasure of photographing the cover and feature story about Ridge Vineyard for Simple Wine News Russia. I photographed Paul Draper, chief winemaker at the vineyard since 1969. Draper first gained recognition for his 1971 Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon, when it placed 5th in the Judgment of Paris wine tasting. If you haven’t tried Ridge wines, they are a must! The winery is composed of two main vineyards in California, one in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Cupertino, and the other in Sonoma. Take a look at the story below!
Take a look at a few images we shot for the Kunde Family Estate off the gorgeous Sonoma Highway. Winery photography at this time of year is perfect! The grapes almost ready to by picked, and the weather is gorgeous, it doesn’t get any better as a wine photographer.