A beautiful day in Napa Valley with Simonit&Sirch (https://simonitesirch.com) The warm sunset light caresses the precious vineyards of one of the most beautiful American wine countries. Marco Simonit and Massimo Giudici, in the picture, represent the managing team of the company, a group of 20 technicians engaged in training the new generation of winegrower. Since 2003, they are committed to rediscover pruning as craftsmanship. Pioneers of modern cutting technique to pruners, which avoids the serious consequences of pruning cuts, and works against the deterioration of the vineyards. Love photographing them !
Napa Valley has been always in my heart. I lived in Saint Helena and Calistoga after I moved from San Francisco in 2004, before my Los Angeles days.
One of the most prestigious wineries in California: Clos Du Val hired me for an intensive two days photography project. From lifestyle to portraits, landscape and architecture, it was a great assignment. The winery also inaugurated the new amazing tasting room ! Timing was also perfect since harvest was almost finished and I was able to capture some activity during the last day of picking and work in the cellar.
The winery is based in Napa CA, on the prestigious Stag’s Leap District and it is one of the last ones family owned: www.closduval.com
Scope of the project: photographing the new tasting room in a mix of lifestyle and architectural photographs. I added some aerial shots as well by using a DJI Mavic Pro Drone (happy I got the commercial pilot license).
The new tasting room is designed by The Hirondelle House with Michael Guthrie & Co Architects and interiors by Erin Martin Design.
Marketing manager: Shannon Muraccioli
Photographer: Rocco Ceselin
First Assistant: Mat Dunstan