World’s best wine photos uncorked
Robert Holmes has been crowned Wine Photographer of the Year for an atmospheric barrel room shot taken at Maysara Winery in Oregon.
Announced at a reception in London this week, the American photographer was presented the £1,000 prize by Sophie Wren, UK brand Manager for Errazuriz, sponsors of the award. Holmes will also receive a year’s supply of Errazuriz wine.
“The competition was intensely fierce. Over 7,000 images and films were entered and the standard was phenomenal. Robert’s image stood out from the rest for its beautiful lighting and atmosphere, which takes you right into the picture,” said Wren.
Judges included Errazuriz owner Eduardo Chadwick, food and wine writer Joanna Simon, and Yasia Willams, art director of the Octopus Publishing Group.
Chile-based snapper Matt Wilson scooped first place in the “People” section of the competition for a shot called Skin Contact of a man being hosed down with wine.
Jenelle Bonifield meanwhile, won the “Produce” category for her inviting image of juicy raspberry-red Grenache being pressed at an Arizona winery.
Click through for the images shortlisted in each category, including the winners.
Skin Contact by Matt Wilson
Collecting Sauvignon Prunings on a Frosty Morning by Mick Rock
Uplifting by Will Punt
Processing Merlot at Duckhorn Vineyards by Robert Holmes
Tain l’Hermitage by Tim Clinch
Press 2 by Janelle Bonifield
Kir by John Armstrong Miller
Wine bottle line up by Andrew Barrow