MM 3-48 Sterling Vineyards Winery

One of our favorite places to visit when we go wine tasting in the Napa Valley just north of San Francisco Bay is the Sterling Vineyards Winery in Calistoga. The adventure begins with a short ride on an aerial tram to the stark white hilltop winery that resembles a Greek monastery. They offer self-guided tours of the winery and you get fantastic views of Napa Valley. I took this shot in 1977 with my Olympus OM-1 35mm camera, scanned the slide  to my computer in 2006, and processed the photo in Lightroom and Nik Silver Efex Pro last week.  It will be my entry to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

A view of Napa Valley from the Sterling Vineyards winery.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.

Oh, the wine is pretty good, too! Sometimes they offer tastings of the same wine but different years.

Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by her website on Thursdays (Wednesdays in North America and Europe) to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.


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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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7 Responses to MM 3-48 Sterling Vineyards Winery

  1. disperser says:

    Powerful composition, especially in B&W.

  2. StillWalks says:

    I really like this shot. It has a painterly quality about it. Although it’s not abstract or surreal in any way, somehow it makes me think of some of the work by Rene Magritte.

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    Impressive work in monochrome!

  4. kzmcb says:

    So, what was the theme for monochrome this week? I can’t seem to find it, although I love your entry.

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