7 imagesAmerican Craft Whisky Distillery and Tamar Distillery take pride in creating small batch, craft-method spirits. They're award winning and the real deal when it comes to intelligent spirit making. I had the opportunity to photograph their newly awarded spirits for the 2017 Winter Holiday Season's advertising. For tours and tastings 707-468-7899
3 imagesFrey Winery is the first winery to be certified organic in the United States. Their reds and whites take prestigious awards internationally. When the fires swept through and devastated Redwood Valley in October 2017, the Frey Winery was wiped out. Fortunately their warehouse with boxes of wine as well as one or two vats of wine were not harmed. They'd also been in the process of building a new facility down the road that wasn't affected. Call 707-485-5177 for wine purchasing information. These product images are part of my personal project about "Fire Recovery and Community Resiliency." Some also illustrated an article in the Spring 2018 issue of Word of Mouth, Mendocino County's food and community magazine.
2 imagesSix generations of Gowans have hand-picked the best apples for their Anderson Valley Orchards. Since 2014 the family began offering their fine crafted hard ciders to the world bringing home an impressive collection of national and international awards. They've created an exquisite blend called "1876 Cuvée". They've also created delicious ciders out of heirloom varieties like Sierra Beauties and Gravensteins. Call 707-205-1545 for more information. The photos of their ciders is for a future story I'll also be writing for Word of Mouth Magazine. I wasn't sure what situations would present themselves when I visited the cidery so we set these up in their facility.