It use to be that France was the capital of wine. And then California came along and started winning awards for their wine as well. Now, every location has a winery or two it seems. Even Oregon has some vineyards and my last day in Oregon was the chance to go and tour the vineyards. Woo hoo!
I am giving up alcohol but this was one of my last times to enjoy a beverage of an adult nature. Trying different wines is a great way to learn a bit of business, marketing, farming, and patience. Vineyards can be years old if not hundreds of years old. They can develop a very unique flavor. And in some cases they just get you drunk with friends.
Instead of taking the big camera with me I was sporting my small Fuji camera. In fact each of us was using our small mirrorless cameras. We even tried out each other’s equipment. That is a benefit of having fellow photographers as friends. We even encourage each other to spend money on photography to a wild abandon.
During my visit I was able to talk Brian into buying an Ona Brixton camera bag. That is the camera bag I use on a daily basis to carry my small camera kit, laptop and an iPad. Woo hoo!
Here is a shot of Nicolesy and Brian photographing the Oregon landscape.
Here are the Ona bags. It just seemed like the perfect location to photograph these leather camera bags. They sure look good. They make me look hot!
Lavender is a beautiful flower. I have done a little bit of photography of the scented flower but it is always fun to capture it in the “wild.” This was in a greenhouse at one of the vineyards.
Empty wine glasses are a casualty of wine tours. And of all the glassware I love the shape of wine glasses.
We were also able to find a few other scenes to look around and do some shopping. One vineyard had an olive oil store. I bought some cookbooks even though I don’t cook—I just photograph the food.
It is always fun to talk to the people pouring the wine. They are a wealth of knowledge. It is fun to pick the brains of people in a different industry.
Each vineyard had flower gardens for decoration. Oregon is just green to begin with and just perfect for flowers.