Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year
2020 Finalists Announced:
L.M. Archer: “Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year – Places” – 3rd Place
I am honored to announce that my image “Patrimoine” has garnered a 3rd place award in the Errazuritz Wine Photographer of the Year – ‘Places’ category. (You may also view the wine winners’ awards ceremony in the video provided above.)
I took the image while visiting the biodynamic estate of Villa Calicantus in northern Italy along Lake Garda. The photo is from the foyer of the estate. The photos hanging on the wall are the grandparents of the current estate owner, Daniele Delaini. Delaini left a lucrative banking job in Paris to return to his family estate, left fallow for some years. Since his return, Delaini has proven a pioneer in biodynamics in Bardolino. He named his estate after a native calicantus bush growing near the entrance. Today, the place abounds with biodiversity – chickens, quince, lemon, and wild herbs tangle below neatly tended rows of native corvina grapes. Clearly, the spirit of Delaini’s ancestors live on in the vines and the wines here.
My award is part of the Pink Lady™ Food Photographer of the Year Award, an international photo competition ranked among the “most prestigious awards in the industry,” according to Digital Camera World. Judges draw from all corners of the world, including famed chair of judges David Loftus, Vitalie Taittinger of Champagne Taittinger, and Patrick Grabham of Decanter Magazine.
All finalists in the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year category will have their work displayed for a year in a dedicated space at the Errazuriz Winery in Chile.
Ultimately, I dedicate my award to my wine and culinary colleagues of Bardolino, Lake Garda, and northern Italy – ravaged, but not defeated, by the pandemic. Bravo, tutti!
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Congratulations! Such a beautiful photo: makes me imagine an intriguing family tale. Cheers to you.
Thanks, Lauren! Take care!