Back in January of this year I had the pleasure of shooting the ‘Women in Wine’ article for the gorgeous Fleurieu Living Magazine’s Autumn March edition. (Still currently selling on news stands and other outlets in SA).
At the time of the shoot the temperature just happened to reach a not so comfortable 40°, fortunately we had a big beautiful cloudy soft box sky which not only gave us some relief from what can be a scorching sun at that time of year but it also relieved me from having to deal with too many harsh shadows and too much mixed light.
The ‘Women in Wine’ featured in the article are all prominent wine makers from the area and a fabulous bunch of girls to photograph; relaxed, cheerful and obviously very hard working and extremely talented in their field; wine making.
For those of you who are not familiar with South Australia or the Fleurieu Peninsula this is an opportune moment for me to briefly introduce you to this very special part of the world located between gulf St Vincent and the Southern Ocean, (not far south from the city of Adelaide).
The area is home to some of Australia’s best wines, olive oils, and fresh produce. There are rolling hills blanketed in vines and olive groves overlooking a coastline of stunning cliffs punctuated by glorious white sandy stretches of beach and clear blue ocean water that laps calmly onto its shores. And if all the eye candy, good eating and drinking is not enough for you, it also happens to be the gateway to another national treasure, the pristine and stunning Kangaroo Island.
Here are a few out-takes from the shoot including a pic of the resident Dogue de Bordeaux coming in for some cool under the table relief (name? completely forgotten)!
The women winemakers featured in the article are from;
……and a pic with some of that white sandy beach eye candy I mentioned
‘A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine’
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ‘The physiology of Taste’ (1825)