photo courtesy of Matt Morris

photo courtesy of Matt Morris

Thank you so much for your interest in my work.  I am based in the Napa Valley in Northern California, and specialize in long-term wine industry photojournalism projects.

My entire career has been surrounded by wine and food. Over my 15 years of industry experience, I've held a number of positions including Corporate Wine Director for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Head Sommelier of Per Se, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Araujo Estate Wines, and Estate Director of Mayacamas Vineyards. 

This broad experience in and around wine production, viticulture, and luxury brand marketing at the highest level allows me to provide a true insider's perspective through my photographs.  I aim to take simple, strong pictures that are romantic, but not romanticized. Artistic but realistic. 

There is nothing I enjoy more than documenting a year in the life of a winery - charting the beauty of the seasons in the vineyard, the craft of workers, and the energy of a harvest.

If you would like to collaborate on a project, for a more complete collection of my work, or to inquire about purchasing prints, please fill out the contact form, give me a call at 707.363.1561, or email at I'll return your message straight away.             

- Jimmy Hayes


Accendo Cellars

Favia Wines

Larkmead Vineyards

Memento Mori

Cornell Wines

Dalla Valle Vineyards

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Covert Estate

Mayacamas Vineyards

Gail Wines


All photographs displayed on this site are ©Jimmy Hayes 2010-2017