Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year Exhibition Travels to Chile
Finalist images of the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2014, a category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2014, are now being exhibited at Viña Errazuriz, Chile.
With a top prize of £1000 and a year’s supply of wine from the premier family-owned winery in Chile, the winner in 2014 was Jon Wyand, for his elegiac shot of Dominique Lafon tasting at his cellars in Burgundy.
More than 3000 visitors a year make the trip to the winery and the area will now be permanently dedicated to the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year exhibition until the 2015 pictures are available to show.
Image below: Viña Errazuriz
Don Maximiano Errázuriz founded Viña Errázuriz in 1870 in the Valle de Aconcagua, 100 kms north of the capital city, Santiago. Recognizing that this valley, with its cool, rainy winters, hot, dry summers and moist Pacific Ocean breezes, was ideal for growing grapes, Don Maximiano sent for the finest clones from France and with tenacity and perseverance transformed this barren land into a world-class vineyard.
Today, the tradition of quality lives on with Don Maximiano’s descendant, Eduardo Chadwick. Eduardo is the fifth generation of his family to be involved in the wine business. Eduardo has overseen the modernisation of the winemaking technology at this historic estate while maintaining a distinct identity for its wines. Dedicated to producing estate grown wines of superior quality, Errázuriz has built a reputation as the “Best of Chile”.
Eduardo Chadwick, President and owner of Vina Errazuriz, joined our judging panel for the category in 2015. The stella panel included Abby Hocking, Online Photo Editor of Food & Wine, Time Inc, as well as stalwarts Sarah Kemp, Publishing Director of world-famous wine magazine Decanter, Joanna Simon, award-winning Wine & Food Editor, House & Garden and Yasia Williams, Deputy Creative Director of Mitchell Beazley, leading publisher of wine books.
Shortlisted entries of Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2015 will be announced in April 2015.