Wonder at 2016's Wine Photo of the Year
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Wonder at 2016’s Wine Photo of the Year

Photographer Robert Holmes has won the Errazuriz Wine Photographer of the Year 2016. The competition, held as part of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards, was divided into three sub-categories: Produce, People and Places.

Holmes won Wine Photo of the Year in the Place sub-category before being named as the overall winner. His soothing shot of Maysara Winery in Oregon “stood out from the rest in this category, however, for its beautiful lighting and atmosphere, which takes you right into the picture”, according to Sophia Wren, Brand Manager of Errazuriz. The photographer received a prize of £1000 and a year’s supply of Errazuriz wine.

Wonder at 2016's Wine Photo of the Year

Sub-Category winners Mat Wilson (People) and Jenelle Bonifeld (Produce) were also regarded as outstanding among the 7,000+ entries that were received.

Wilson’s image, seductively named Skin Contact was taken in Chile and it depicts a man and a woman playfully bathing in red wine.

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Bonifeld’s shot, Grenache Pressing, Washington, shows a bright and refreshing close-up of the magenta hued wine.

Wonder at 2016's Wine Photo of the Year

The competition was judged by a small but highly regarded panel of experts comprised of Eduardo Chadwick, President and Owner of Viña Errázuriz and Viña Seña; Abby Hocking, Online Photo Editor of Time Inc and FoodandWine.com; Sarah Kemp, Publishing Director of Decanter Magazine and founder of Decanter.com; Joanna Simon, Wine & Food Editor, House & Garden, Conde Nast; Yasia Williams, Creative Director and Mitchell Beazley, leading wine book publisher.

In the Bring Home the Harvest category, outside the wine photo competition but within the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards, Irish chef Michael O’Meara was chosen second best for a stunning picture of a fishing boat overflowing with shimering fish.

To see more of the participating photography visit pinkladyfoodphotographeroftheyear.com

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