Dalla Valle is consistent commitment to a perfect site.

For more than 30 vintages, some of America’s most revered and elusive wines have been produced carefully, and quietly, in a small winery perched in the hills above eastern Oakville. Situated perfectly on a cherished stripe of red volcanic soil, there are few sites anywhere in the world better suited to growing grapes.

In the early 1980’s husband and wife Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle purchased this plot of land and what would become a singular history and a legendary estate was born. The flagship bottling of the Estate, one of California’s most iconic wines, bears the name of their daughter Maya - Director of the Estate. As the

mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. When you visit Dalla Valle, you can’t help feel instantly that you are some place very special, there’s an energy on the property unlike no other - everything there feels, for lack of a better term, important..

Photography for Dalla Valle tracked the entirety of the 2017 growing and harvest season. is an ongoing joy which began in Fall of 2015.   Photojournalistic in nature and largely presented in toned black and white, my work has followed Andy, Annie and their team through the seasons of vineyards and the exciting 2016 harvest. In addition, much time has been spent documenting the restoration of the historic 19th century Antonio Carbone Winery - a new home for their family and winemaking operations in Coombsville.  

These are photos of friends, photos of work, and photos of the small details that mark the difference between good and truly great. 

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