Wine & Photography Workshop

Do you love wine?

Do you love doing photography?

What if your two loves, photography and wine, collided?!


Imagine having backdoor access to select wineries in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia (Canada). Imagine a weekend of wine tasting and learning about it with your own personal wine expert. How about dinner in the private wine cellar, with specially selected wine pairings to go with it.

Sounds good right?

Next, imagine improving your photography skills, in and around the wineries with a professional photography instructor there to teach you new tricks and help you on the fly. Access to private rooms, ones the regular tours don’t go, a photo shoot with the wine maker himself, or after sunset access to the vineyard are just a few of the things you may get to experience.

That’s what we’ve put together for you




WHEN: Saturday July 13, 2013

WHERE: Col Solare Winery, Red Mountain, WA, USA

WHAT: Wine and photography, is there a finer match?

WHO: you of course! Can’t do it without you!

WHY: a day you won’t forget!

This is our first photography workshop of this type but we’re confident it will be the first of many in locations such as Oregon, California, and Canada. Don’t miss out on this inaugural event!

Col Solare Winery & Photography Workshop

Barrel Room at Col Solare Winery

Oldest and Finest Wine Producers in Washington and Italy: Col Solare is an exclusive winery atop Red Mountain owned by the oldest and finest wine producers in Washington and Italy.

Access to Exclusive Wines: You will have access to wines unavailable to most enthusiasts. Impress your friends and colleagues with your increased wine knowledge and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste a selection of world-class wines amid the vines of Red Mountain.

Private Dinner in the Cellar: Enjoy a dinner prepared especially for this event by one of Washington wine country’s top chefs using fresh regional ingredients. You will enjoy this unique meal in the cellar of Col Solare amid the barrels of future vintages. You will enjoy exclusive access to current and library selections of Col Solare during this unforgettable meal.

Private Photography Instruction: With private one-on-one access to one of Canada’s finest photography instructors, you will learn how to take better photos, understand your camera’s functionality and gain improved confidence in every aspect of photography. Gain peace of mind that you won’t miss a single great photo opportunity during this exclusive event in and around the vineyards and wineries of Red Mountain. You will come away with results that will impress even your toughest critic: yourself

Safety: Don’t worry about drinking and driving. We will handle the local ground transportation between Red Mountain and your nearby lodging. This will be a stress-free day. Leave all of the arrangements to us.

Save $100 – Register Before May 31st



valid until June 30th, 2013

Early Bird


save $100 if register before May 31st

  • Col Solare Winery
  • Access to Exclusive Wines
  • Current & Library Selections
  • One-on-One Photography Instruction
  • Private Cellar Dinner
  • Local ground transportation
  • Gift Package, value $200

Last Minute


registration deadline July 8th

Darlene was very receptive to working with individuals as well as the group and tried to tailor the material to suit individuals wants and needs. All in all a very enjoyable weekend. Brian Hayward

Be rested and ready because you are going to learn your camera better than you thought possible and also get a gallery of shots that surpass anything you ever imagined being able to take! Dara Choy

Darlene was knowledgeable and easy to work with. The workshop helped me be aware of, and use more of my camera’s capabilities and the way I view a scene before taking a photograph.
Larry Flemming

Whether it has been a visual exploration of the harvest season through your amazing images, or a verbal history or introduction to a new region or brand that I might never have found on my own, I have valued your commitment to building this young and thriving industry with your passion, your knowledge and your expertise. You have inspired me to further my own education so that I can be a bridge and benefit to the community we are both so impassioned by.Kristine Bono

Your Instructors

Andy Perdue Washington Wine

Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is a third-generation newspaperman who is the editor & publisher of Great Northwest Wine, a news and information company that operates in the heart of Washington wine country. Andy was the founding editor of Wine Press Northwest and operated the magazine for 15 years. He is the author of “The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer’s Handbook” (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books about Northwest wine, food and travel. He co-writes a weekly wine column that is syndicated in 17 newspapers in Washington and Oregon and is a frequent judge at regional, national and international wine competitions.


Darlene Hildebrandt

Darlene has been a professional photographer for over 25 years, and as such has photographed everything from soup to hay (literally—doing food photography); weddings; family portraits; corporate events and products.

After a forced change of direction (a.k.a. divorce), she left her photography studio behind and moved on to other aspects of photography—including sales, fine art, and travel. She’s finally landed on teaching photography and couldn’t be happier. Darlene has written for and has been published on websites and in newspapers around the world, and continues leading photography workshops and photography travel tours in locations such as Cuba, Peru, Thailand and China.

Col Solare barrel room photography courtesy of Col Solare Winery