From Whidbey Island to the Walla Walla Valley, resident photojournalist Richard Duval captured the final days of harvest and crush in Washington wine country.
This column is Dispatch #7 – the final images of the season. Starting in September and ending the first week of November, Duval logged more than 2,300 miles for his assignments to wineries and vineyards during harvest and crush in Washington and Oregon, capturing more than 7,000 images.
Two days on Whidbey Island were timed with final picks from Comfort’s of Whidbey estate vineyard – Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe – and the last harvest of 2020 Pinot Noir at Spoiled Dog Winery.
Contributing wine photojournalist Richard Duval captures vivid wine imagery for Great Northwest Wine, Wine Press Northwest and other regional and national wine media. His images are found in wine marketing guides throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho and used by a growing number of wineries in the Pacific Northwest. From his studio in Woodinville, Wash., Richard creates bottle shots and captures the occasional portrait of wine personalities. His “Art from the Vine” fine art exhibit has been displayed in restaurants, hotels, wineries and wine centers throughout the region. He markets wine work, which includes a line of personal greeting cards, online via WinePix — http://www.winepix.net.