Earlier in the year Battle Family Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA contacted me to do some product and commercial photography for a wine they were releasing for the first time in September. For a number of years they had been reserving their vines for other wineries like Alexander Valley and Francis Copolla, but this year they bottled their first Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes they harvested in 2014. So Emily Battle asked me to provide some good content photos for their marketing and website. We started this project in February with images of the wine and then wrapped up last month with headshots, family photos and landscape images. My wife and I were invited to stay the night on the property in their guesthouse so I could grab some images at sunset of Emily, Skip and Dan and then get some landscape photos at sunrise the following morning.
It was an absolutely beautiful place with amazing rolling hills, especially at sunrise and sunset. To top it off, the Battle Family is a kind and generous family with a great sense of pride in their wine and their property. I really enjoyed getting to produce these photographs for them and also getting to know the family so well, even for just two days. If you’re looking for a new wine to try, be sure to check out Battle Family Vineyards.